Canada Council for the Arts - Killam Research Fellowships


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The Killam Research Fellowships are release time awards that provide support to scholars of exceptional ability who are engaged in research projects of broad significance and widespread interest within the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering or studies linking any of these disciplines.


Typically, a fellowship recipient is a full professor in a Canadian University with significant teaching and/or administrative responsibilities.  It is expected that Fellows continue contributing to the Canadian research community after they have completed their fellowship project.  Applicants must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident.

Funding Availability

$70,000.00/year for 2 years


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Contact College Research Manager and/or Associate Dean, Research to express interest in submitting an application and to get College specific process or deadline information.  Send an email to the Killam Program ( requesting a user name, password and personal identification number (PIN). 

Internal Deadline

Submit draft application package to for Administrative review and feedback:

  1. On-line Application Form
  2. Detailed Description of Project
  3. Summary of Project
  4. Contributions and Publications List
  5. Detailed Bibliography
  6. CCV
External Deadline

Final external deadline to submit full application package.

Send copy of final application submission with all attachments and OR-5 to and

For Questions, please contact

Luiza Pereira, Program Officer
613-566-4414, ext. 4086
Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4086

Office of Research

Laurie Gallinger, Awards & Agreements Officer
Research Services Office

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