Killam Research Fellowships

***The competition for the 2021 Killam Research Fellowships has been canceled. ***

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.

The program aims to award active Canadian scholars (associate or full professor status) who have made a significant and remarkable contribution to their respective fields. Exclusion: retired faculty.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or have permanent resident status, and be employed by a university or other research institute. For more information on eligibility, please visit the agency's website.


Access to the online form: To gain access to the internet form, send an email to requesting a username and password. Note that the Killam Program reserves the right to verify a potential applicant’s eligibility before issuing the requested access information.

To discuss potential applications, please contact Luiza Pereira, Program Officer,, 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4086.

Troubleshooting: if there are any issues with the application site or the Common CV, applicants should email as soon as possible.

*Signature sheet due to ORS and Application in "Submit Mode" no later than 3 business days in advance of agency deadline. Overhead is 0%. Budget should be listed under RTS (release time stipend).

Upcoming Deadlines

June 01, 2021June 01, 2021 *
16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Killam Research Fellowships Release time awards for active Canadian scholars who have made a significant and remarkable contribution to their respective fields in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences or engineering. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.