Killam Program

Building Canada's Future through Research

Since 1967, the Killam Program has recognized and celebrated outstanding scholars and supported their innovative work in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering, and studies linking any of these disciplines. The Canada Council for the Arts administers and promotes this program which includes two components, the Killam Prizes and the Killam Research Fellowships.

Killam Prizes
The Canada Council Killam Prize recognizes and celebrates our most inspiring scholars and thought leaders.

Five prizes of $100,000

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

Winning the Killam Prize was an enormous honour for me and my team—it reflects how together we can answer questions and solve problems at the intersection of engineering and medicine, with the ultimate goal of improving human health.

Molly Shoichet
(2017 Killam Prize Winner, Engineering)

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Molly Shoichet

Killam Research Fellowships
Two years to pursue groundbreaking research

Valued at $70,000 per year

The Killam Fellowship gave me the unique opportunity to focus on a type of research that required deep commitment and devotion, which would have been impossible with the multi-tasking of a regular academic life. I am grateful to the Canada Council for supporting, through me, research with Indigenous language partners.

Marie-Odile Junker
(2010 Killam Research Fellowship)

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Marie-Odile Junker