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Canada Council for the Arts Research Fellowships in Canada, 2018

The new Killam Research Fellowships are awarded annually, on a competitive basis, to support scholars doing research in any of the following disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Health Sciences and Engineering.

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.

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The Canada Council for the Arts is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.
  • Study Subject: The Killam Research Fellowships have funded through lifetime 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 disciplines:
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Studies linking any of the disciplines.
  • Scholarship Award: A fellowship from this program provides two full years of release time, beginning no later than 1 January following notification of the fellowship (you may not request less than the full two-year fellowship period). The support for the second year depends on approval of your interim report. Killam Research Fellowships are valued at $70,000 per year. The funds assist your institution to cover the costs of replacing you (while still paying your regular salary and benefits) during the two-year fellowship period. You must obtain support for research and laboratory costs from other sources.
  • Nationality: Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Canada

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Canadian citizens are eligible to apply.

Entrance Requirements: Killam Research Fellowships are intended as release time from employment for established scholars who have demonstrated outstanding research ability and who have published the results of their research in substantial publications in their field. Typically, a fellowship recipient is a full professor in a Canadian university with significant teaching and/or administrative responsibilities. Researchers who are employed in settings such as a hospital or a scientific institute etc. may qualify if they demonstrate outstanding ability and their proposed project meets generally accepted standards of scholarly merit.

Killam Research Fellows are expected to continue contributing to the Canadian research community after they have completed their fellowship project.

To be eligible, you must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, as defined by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. In keeping with the Canada Council’s commitment to equity and inclusion, the Killam Program encourages the participation of women scholars and researchers.

Ineligible applicants

You are not eligible if you are retired.

You are not eligible if you are not employed by a university or other research institute.

You may not apply if you have already been awarded a fellowship from the Killam Program of the Canada Council for the Arts.

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Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: 

  • Apply to the Council.
  • A peer assessment committee will select the recipients from among all applications received.
  • There are no hard-copy application forms: you must submit your request through the Canada Council’s online application system, at killam.canadacouncil.ca.

Access to the online form

To gain access to the internet form, send an email to the Killam Program (killam-at-canadacouncil.ca) requesting a user name, password and personal identification number (PIN). Note that the Killam Program reserves the right to verify a potential applicant’s eligibility before issuing the requested access information.

Submission of required support material

  • Documents to submit in electronic format
  • You must submit your curriculum vitae through the Canadian Common CV website at https://ccv-cvc.ca. You will be guided through this process when using the online application system.
    Documents in paper format
    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.

Online Application

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