Killam Fellowships

Killam Research Fellowships

Time to pursue groundbreaking research

The Canada Council for the Arts awards Killam Research Fellowships to support outstanding scholars (normally full professors at Canadian universities and research institutes) to carry out their groundbreaking projects in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering and interdisciplinary studies within these fields. The fellowships are awarded to individuals, but the funds are paid to and administered by the Canadian university or research institute that employs them.

A fellowship provides 2 years of release time

valued at

$70,000 per year

2018 Recipients

Dr. Christine Bold

Christine Bold


University of Guelph

Indigenous Modernities: The Secret History of Vaudeville

Dr. René Doyon

René Doyon

Natural Sciences

Université de Montréal

Finding evidence of biological activity outside our solar system

Dr. Yong Baek Kim

Yong Baek Kim

Natural Sciences

University of Toronto

Topological Phases of Correlated Quantum Materials

Dr. Chao-Jun Li

Chao-Jun Li

Natural Sciences

McGill University

Finding alternative and sustainable raw materials for chemical products

Dr. Hanadi Sleiman

Hanadi Sleiman

Chemistry and Health Sciences

McGill University

Solving problems of drug delivery in the treatment of cancer

Deanne Williams

Deanne Williams


York University

Girls: cultural participants in the early modern period

This fellowship was exceptionally useful to me and permitted our group to make fantastic progress on our project.

Cathleen Crudden
Queen’s University, 2015 Killam Fellowship Recipient

Cathleen Crudden Queen’s University, 2015 Killam Fellowship Recipient