The Killam Program of the Canada Council for the Arts: Killam Research Fellowships

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: Tuesday 15th, February 2022

External Deadline: Wednesday 22nd, June 2022


Applicants are advised to contact Ellen Steinhauer , Manager, Awards and Honours, Office of the VP Research, for information on this program, if they are interested in applying for this competition.

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 Research Fellowships

These awards, which are administered by the Canada Council, provide support  to scholars of exceptional ability who are engaged in research projects of broad significance and widespread interest. The awards honour the memory and exceptional achievements of Mrs. Dorothy J. Killam’s husband, Izaak Walton Killam.

The Killam Research Fellowships are funded through lifetime and testamentary gifts to the Canada Council from Mrs. Killam. The fellowships are awarded annually, on a competitive basis, to support scholars doing research in any of the following fields:

• humanities
• social sciences
• natural sciences
• health sciences
• engineering
• interdisciplinary studies within these fields.

The Canada Council does not wish to specify or exclude any areas of research at this time.

The fellowships provide two years of release time from teaching and administrative duties to individual scholars who wish to pursue independent research. The fellowships are awarded to individuals, but the funds are paid to and administered by universities or research institutes.

For more information on this funding opportunity, see the Killam Program website or visit

Candidates for a KRF must contact the Killam Program at  to obtain a user name and password. In addition to this information, the applicant will receive a PIN number. This PIN will serve to identify the applicant to the Killam Program upon submission of the applicant’s CV from the Common CV Web site.

The document Instructions to Applicants has been updated. It contains instructions for both the Killam Web site and the Common CV Web site.

Funding Sources

Canada Council for the Arts

This opportunity was posted by: SIRI

Last modified: April 21, 2022