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Killam Research Fellowships

Killam Fellowship


Building Canada's future through research.


What is this prize?

The Killam Research Fellowships are release time awards that provide support to scholars of exceptional ability who are engaged in 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.

Prize 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.

Read the Killam Fellowships Guidelines for eligibility criteria and apply on the online application system.

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



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Who created this prize?

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

Further Information

Luiza Pereira

Program Officer

E-mail: luiza.pereira@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 4086

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

TTY: 1-866-585-5559

Next Deadline

June 2020


Prize Amount


By Application

Cumulative list of winners

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