Killam Doctoral Scholarships are recognized as the most prestigious awards available to graduate students at UBC. The Killam Scholarship and Prize Programmes were established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, and through gifts made during her lifetime. Their primary purpose is to support advanced education and research at five Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts.
The UBC Killam Doctoral Scholarships are provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies. It was Mrs. Killam’s desire that those selected to receive scholarships: “Be likely to contribute to the advancement of learning or to win distinction in a profession. A Killam scholar should not be a one-sided person…Special distinction of intellect should be founded upon sound character.”
To be eligible to apply for Killam Doctoral Scholarship funding, applicants must have completed no more than 24 months of doctoral study as of the start date of the scholarship. Therefore, applicants to the fall 2017 competition must have completed no more than 24 months of doctoral study as of September 1, 2018.
Candidates will be evaluated as per Affiliated Fellowships. Top students in the competition are awarded the Killam Doctoral Scholarships.
Application Deadline: September 14, 2022 at 12:00 PM (PDT)
Offered annually? Yes
- Permanent Resident
To be taken at (country): Canada
Eligible Fields of Study: Health Sciences, Natural Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities
Number of Awardees: Approximately 15-20 awards
Value of Scholarship: $30,000 per annum and a $2,000 allowance for research-related travel during the 24 months of the scholarship.
Duration of Scholarship: Two years
How to Apply: Applicants submit their application materials to the College of Graduate Studies.
Applicants may submit complete application forms directly to firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a hard (paper) copy to the College of Graduate Studies.
See Application Form and Instruction link in the Scholarship Webpage (link below)
Award Provider: Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia.
Important Notes: Please note that students who submit a NSERC doctoral or a SSHRC doctoral award application to the College of Graduate Studies and are successfully forwarded to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS), are automatically considered for Killam Doctoral Scholarship funding. These students do not need to submit a separate Affiliated Fellowship application.