Research Western

Canada Council for the Arts - Killam Research Fellowship

Sponsor Guidelines

Subject Areas

The Killam awards of the Canada Council for the Arts are intended to support scholars of exceptional ability engaged in research projects of broad significance and widespread interest. These awards are funded through lifetime and testamentary gifts to the Canada Council from Mrs. Dorothy J. Killam.


RD&S Internal : May 8

Canada Council : May 15


The purpose of a Killam Research Fellowship is to provide two years of release time from teaching and administrative duties to an individual scholar who wishes to pursue independent research. The fellowship is awarded to an individual, but the funds are paid to and administered by his or her university or research institution.

Application Method

The application must be made by an individual rather than by an institution or organization.

Candidates for a KRF must, as usual, contact the Killam Program at to obtain a user i.d. and password. In addition to this information, the applicant will now receive a PIN number. This PIN will serve to identify the applicant to the Killam Program upon submission of the applicant’s CV from the Common CV Web site.

Only electronic applications will be accepted must be submitted using the Canada Council’s on-line Internet application system as well as the Common CV Web site


Nominations and Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development & Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA Proposal. Requests for Institutional signatures should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline.