Killam Prizes

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Saturday 15th, January 2022

External Deadline: Thursday 30th, June 2022


Applicants are advised to contact Ellen Steinhauer , Manager, Awards and Honours, SIRI, for information on this program.

Applicants are advised to read these instructions carefully and to get in touch with the Killam Program if they have any questions which cannot be answered with support from Ellen Steinhauer or Research Grant and Contract Services.

The Killam Program of the Canada Council for the Arts: Killam Prizes

The Canada Council Killam Prizes were inaugurated in 1981 with a donation by Mrs. Dorothy J. Killam in memory of her husband, Izaak Walton Killam. The Prizes were created to honour eminent Canadian scholars and scientists actively engaged in research, whether in industry, government agencies or universities.

The Canada Council Killam Program is part of a larger set of Killam Trusts, which fund scholarship and research at four Canadian universities, a neurological research and clinical institute and the Canada Council. In total, the Killam Trusts are valued at approximately $425 million, of which the Canada Council portion is $55 million. For more information about the Killam Trusts, please visit


Five prizes of $100,000 are awarded each year in recognition of outstanding career achievements (1 prize in each of the 5 fields).

Nomination deadline for 2022 prizes: June 30, 2022
If the competition deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.

Guidelines and Nomination Form

Funding Sources

Canada Council for the Arts

This opportunity was posted by: SIRI

Last modified: August 18, 2021