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Killam Prizes



The Canada Council Killam Prize recognizes and celebrates our most inspiring scholars and thought leaders.

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What is this prize?

The Killam Prizes are awarded to active Canadian scholars who have distinguished themselves through sustained excellence, making a significant impact in their respective fields in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, and engineering.

Who created this prize?

These prizes, which are among most distinguished research awards in Canada, were established by the Killam Trusts thanks to a gift and bequest from Mrs. Dorothy J. Killam in memory of her husband, Izaak Walton Killam, and his outstanding achievements.

For more information

Jill Zmud

Program Officer, Prizes


613-566-4414 or 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4086


June 2021


Prize amount


  • 5 prizes of $100,000 each
  • 1 discipline per prize

By nomination


Updated guidelines will be posted 2 months prior to the deadline.

You can submit a nomination to killam-prizes@canadacouncil.ca.

Cumulative list of winners

We are committed to equity in all our activities, including the administration of our prizes and awards.


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