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.

Opportunity

The fellowships are awarded annually, on a competitive basis, to support scholars doing research in any of the following disciplines:

  • humanities
  • social sciences
  • natural sciences
  • health sciences
  • engineering
  • studies linking any of the disciplines

Eligibility

Applications must be submitted by individuals, and not by their institutions (however, applicants must obtain their approval).

Killam Research Fellowships are intended as release time from employment for established scholars who have demonstrated outstanding research ability and who have published the results of their research in substantial publications in their field. Typically, a fellowship recipient is a full professor in a Canadian university with significant teaching and/or administrative responsibilities. Researchers who are employed in settings such as a hospital or a scientific institute etc. may qualify if they demonstrate outstanding ability and their proposed project meets generally accepted standards of scholarly merit.

Killam Research Fellows are expected to continue contributing to the Canadian research community after they have completed their fellowship project.

To be eligible, you must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
In keeping with the Canada Council’s commitment to equity and inclusion, the Killam Program encourages the participation of women scholars and researchers.

Funding Available

  • Maximum amount: $70,000/year
  • Maximum duration: 2 years

Helpful Links

Deadlines

Full Application:
CURO Internal Deadline for Review Please contact your Research Facilitator.
Full submission to sponsor May 15, 2017

* Please note that your institution (generally a university or research institute) must authorize your submission.

Submitting Your Application

  • Applications must be submitted via cuResearch, through which Departmental and Associate Dean’s approval must be provided to complete the online application process.
  • More information on cuResearch can be found here.

Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact the appropriate Research Facilitator.

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