Killam Prizes – 2018

The Killam Prizes (distinct from the Killam Fellowships) are among Canada’s most prestigious and distinguished research awards. Five prizes are awarded annually to provide support to Canadian scholars of exceptional ability who are actively engaged in research of broad significance and widespread interest. One prize is awarded in each of the following fields: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, and engineering.

Key Dates:
March 28, 2017: Killam Program Information Session at Western (see below)
June 15, 2017:  nominations must be sent by mail to the Canada Council by this date

Amount: $100,000

Nomination Process: A completed application will consist of the following:

  • the online nomination form
  • copy of proof of Canadian citizenship (e.g., passport photocopy);
  • original, signed nomination letter;
  • two-page description of the nature of the nominee’s research and distinguished contributions, including why s/he should be considered
  • one-page biography of the nominee, summarizing education, distinguished research achievements, current research interests, and honours and awards;
  • nominee’s CV
  • up to three letters of reference

Nomination packages must be sent by mail to The Canada Council for the Arts

NOTE: Nominations are to be made by an expert in the nominee’s field.

Contact: Applicants are encouraged to consult with Julaine Hall ( at Research Development & Services regarding the program and application process

More information

Canada Council for the Arts – Information Session

Hosted by:  Luiza Pereira – Program Officer, Prizes
Date/Time:  March 28th, 2017 – 10:00 am to 12:00p pm
Location: Stevenson Hall Room 4155

Please RSVP before March 24th to

Event Details

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Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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