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NOTE: The current competition for the 2021 Killam Research Fellowships is cancelled.

Killam Research Fellowships

CCA Killam Fellowship 2020


Building Canada's future through research.


What is this award?

The Killam Research Fellowships provide support to scholars of exceptional ability by granting them time to pursue research projects of broad significance and widespread interest within the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering, or studies linking any of these disciplines.

Award amount

$70,000 a year (fellowship granted for two years)

How to Qualify

Apply to the Council.

A peer assessment committee will select the recipients from among all applications received. 

Visit the Killam Program website for more information on the Killam Fellowships.



Who created this award?

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

For more information

Luiza Pereira

Program Officer

E-mail: Killam@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 4086

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4086

TTY: 1-866-585-5559


Prize Amount


Cumulative list of winners

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