Killam Information Session


The Office of Research Services (ORS) is coordinating a WebEx information session for faculty members who may be interested in preparing a submission to the upcoming Canada Council Killam Research Fellowship competition (deadline: May 15) and for those who may be considering the nomination of candidates for the annual $100,000 Killam Prizes in Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. This session will be led by a representative from the Canada Council for the Arts.

When: Friday, March 29, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00pm

Where: Room 956 Kaneff Tower           

Please confirm your attendance by sending an email to

A representative from the Canada Council for the Arts will provide information and advice on the Killam Program, which includes both the Killam Research Fellowship and the Killam Prizes.  This session will consist of a general presentation which will include historical and statistical information, explanations on eligibility and application requirements, tips on how to improve one’s application and information on the electronic filing process  Please RSVP to to confirm your attendance.

The Killam Program has advised ORS that individuals can participate in the webinar on their personal computers from a location of their choice if that is more convenient than attending in 956 Kaneff Tower where ORS is hosting the webinar. In order to provide this option, ORS must provide the Killam administrator with the e-mail addresses of the individuals who wish to participate remotely by Wednesday, March 27, 2019 so that he can send WebEx invitations and guidelines to the webinar.

If you wish to take advantage of this option, please submit your name and e-mail address to no later than 1:00pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Please note that ORS will be hosting the webinar in 956 Kaneff Tower (see details below) so we will not be available to assist with technical issues for those participating from their personal computers.

To support outstanding scholars (normally full professors at Canadian universities and research institutes) to carry out groundbreaking projects in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering and interdisciplinary studies within these fields.

Killam Research Fellowships provide two years of release time from teaching and administrative duties to individual scholars who wish to pursue independent research. The fellowships are awarded to individuals, but the funds are paid to and administered by universities or research institutes.  Please note that this award is not intended as a subsidy for the overall research or teaching program of a department, institute or centre, and it is not offered for work undertaken as part of a degree program.  An individual may win this award only once.

Killam Research Fellowships provide release time and are valued at $70,000 per year for a two year period. The funds are paid to the university or research institution which employs the Fellow.  Fellowship recipients must obtain support for research and laboratory costs from other sources.  The university or research institution that employs the Killam Research Fellow is expected to relieve the researcher of all teaching and administrative responsibilities, and to continue to pay the Fellow’s full salary and benefits during the full tenure of the fellowship. The fellowship funds assist the university or research institution in defraying the costs of replacing the Fellow, and in paying the Fellow’s salary and benefits during the two-year fellowship period.

Required Overhead

Two full years 

ORS deadline to provide a full review of your application – Wednesday May 1, 2019
ORS final deadline – Monday May 13, 2019 by 9:00am

Agency deadline – Wednesday May 15, 2019 

NOTE: Please submit a hardcopy of your application and ORS checklist to the Office of Research Services (ORS) AND submit your application through the Killam online portal by Monday May 13th2019, 9:00am, so that ORS can electronically approve your application and mail your paper format documents to the agency by the Wednesday May 15th 2019 deadline. 

Paper format documents include:

·        The cover letter (signed).  The cover letter can only be generated/printed after you have electronically submitted your application through the Killam online portal.

·        For permanent residents only, evidence of your intention to stay in Canada after the period covered by the award. If you are a permanent resident, you must present a confirmation from your university or research institute that you have a firm appointment.  

Specific inquires can be sent to:

Luiza Pereira, Program Officer, Prizes Canada Council for the Arts


p. 1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 4086

TTY. 1-866-585-5559 / PRG7025E 02-19

For complete information on the Killam Research Fellowship, please consult Canada Council's web site at: