Dorothy Killam Fellowships – 2025

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Dorothy Killam Fellowships provide support to scholars of exceptional ability engaged in research projects of broad significance and widespread interest. Between five and eight fellowships are awarded annually on a competitive basis.

Amount: $80,000¬†per year for¬†up to $160,000 total over¬†two¬†years (to cover the costs of replacement of the applicant’s academic duties)

DeadlinesRequired Steps
Internal: Thursday, May 2, 2024Notice of Intent to Apply Email Awards & Distinctions expressing your intent to submit an application and they will arrange the institutional attestation
Internal: Thursday, June 6, 2024Draft Application Submission A draft application package must be submitted to the online portal for institutional approval
Submission of ROLA proposal
External: Thursday, June 13, 2024Final Submission to National Killam Program

Description: A Dorothy Killam fellow is relieved of teaching and some administrative duties for the period of the fellowship. The funds are intended to assist the institution to cover the costs of replacement of the applicant while still paying regular salary and benefits during the two-year fellowship. Recipients must obtain support for research and laboratory costs from other sources.

Eligibility: Typically, a fellowship recipient is a professor at a Canadian university with significant teaching and/or administrative responsibilities. Eligible applicants:

  • must be in the early to mid stage of their career (typically no more than 15 years since the completion of a PhD)
  • must be employed by a university or other research institute for the duration of the fellowship (two years) and will submit a proof of employment
  • may not have already been awarded a fellowship from the Killam Program of the Canada Council for the Arts

More information and how to apply…

Contact: Interested parties are required to consult with Awards and Distinctions, Institutional Research Programs regarding this award and the application process.

Please contact Karen Kueneman and your ADR if you intend to apply.

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