Killam Research Fellowships 2018


Canada Council for the Arts


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


Typically, a fellowship recipient is a full professor in a Canadian university with significant teaching and/or administrative responsibilities.  Killam Research Fellows are expected to continue contribution to the Canadian research community after they have completed their fellowship project. To be eligible, the applicant must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Funding Availability


Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Two years


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit copy of application and complete OR5 form to:

External Deadline

There are no hard-copy application forms: PI must submit your request through the Canada Council’s online application system, at

You must submit your curriculum vitae through the Canadian Common CV website at You will be guided through this process when using the online application system.

Only the following items will be accepted in paper format: The cover letter (signed) that you printed when you submitted your electronic application. For permanent residents only, evidence of your intention to stay in Canada after the period covered by the award. If you are a permanent resident, you must present a confirmation from your university or research institute that you have a firm appointment.

The head of research administration at your institution, or another authorized delegate, must approve your final submission to confirm the institution’s awareness of the proposed research and its willingness to administer the award according to the terms set out by the Killam Program. The online application instructions include detailed information about the requirements and process related to institutional authorization. 

For Questions, please contact

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

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x52832

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