Canada Council – Killam Prize

Deadline: June 15

Level: Mid-career, Senior

Background: Canada

Cycle: Annual


Every year the Killam Program offers awards to outstanding Canadian scholars working in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering. These awards are among Canada’s most distinguished research awards.
Five prizes of $100,000 are awarded each year in recognition of outstanding career achievements (1 prize in each of the 5 fields).

Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible candidates
Scholars may not apply for the Killam Prizes; they must be nominated by an expert in their field.
Killam Prizes are intended for active (not retired) Canadian scholars who have made a substantial and distinguished contribution, over a significant period, to scholarly research. A Killam Prize is not intended as an “end of service” reward, as recognition for one great accomplishment, or in expectation of future distinguished contributions.
Only Canadian citizens are eligible for this honour, and the prizes are awarded only to living candidates. The candidate does not need to be living in Canada when she or he is nominated.

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