The Future of the Killam Program

Last updated: May 2, 2022

As of the 2023 competition, the administration of the Killam Program has transferred from the Canada Council for the Arts to the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada.

Through this new collaboration initiated by the Killam Trustees, the Killam Program will continue to support innovative research while recognizing and celebrating top thought leaders in Canada.

You can read more about the transfer of the Killam Program in the Canada Council’s press release

The History of the Killam Program at the Canada Council for the Arts 

The Canada Council for the Arts is proud of the role it has played in the rich history of the Killam Program, which you can explore on our Program History page.


The Killam Program at the National Research Council

Discover more about the future of the Killam Prize and the new design of the Killam Research Fellowships on the National Research Council’s page.

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