Killam Program

Building Canada's Future through Research

Since 1967, the Killam Program has been recognizing outstanding scholars and supporting them to continue their innovative work in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering and interdisciplinary studies. The Canada Council for the Arts administers and promotes this program which includes the two components below:

Killam Prizes
One of Canada’s most prestigious prizes for careers in research

5 prizes of $100,000

1 each in the fields of humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering

As one of the thousands of Canadian scholars, from graduate students to professors, who have benefited from Killam award programs, I am grateful to the Canada Council for this great honour.

Dr. Axel Becke (Natural Sciences, 2016)
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Dr. Axel Becke (Natural Sciences, 2016)

Killam Research Fellowships
Time to pursue groundbreaking research

2 years of release time (valued at $70,000 per year).

The Fellowship is the best thing that ever happened to me professionally. It has set me free from the constant interruptions of quotidian academic life and allows me to reach my full academic potential. I have never been happier at work!

Susanna Braund (Humanities, 2016)

Susanna Braund (Humanities, 2016)