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Killam Doctoral Scholarship

Quick Facts:

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."

Killam Doctoral Scholarships are the most prestigious awards available to graduate students at UBC. Approximately 15-20 awards are made each year to the top doctoral candidates in the Affiliated Fellowships competition. The stipend for the 2017-2018 awards is $30,000 per annum for two years and a $2,000 allowance for research-related travel during the 24 months of the scholarship.

The Killam Doctoral Scholarship is the only Affiliated Fellowship competition for which Okanagan students are eligible. Any Canadian or Permanent Resident who applies to a Tri-Council competition (NSERC or SSHRC) and is successfully forwarded to UBC Vancouver will be automatically considered for Killam Doctoral Scholarship funding. In the case of international students and any Canadian or permanent resident that is ineligible for Tri-council funding but would like to apply for Killam Doctoral Scholarship funding, an Affiliated Fellowship application can be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Annual Value:  $30,000 per annum for two years and a $2,000 allowance for research-related travel during the 24 months of the scholarship.
Award Status:  Active
Deadline: September 18,  2017 (4:00 PM PST)

Eligibility:

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.

Citizenship: 

  • Canadian
  • Permanent Resident
  • International

Degree Level:

  • Doctoral

Applicant Status:

  • Incoming Students
  • Continuing Students 

Evaluation Criteria:

Evaluated as per Affiliated Fellowships. Top students in the competition are awarded Killam Doctoral Scholarships.

Application Procedures:

Applicants submit their application materials to the College of Graduate Studies. 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.

Applicants may submit complete application forms directly to graduateawards.ok@ubc.ca or submit a hard (paper) copy to the College of Graduate Studies. 

Application Materials: 

Health Sciences application form and instructions
reference form
Natural Sciences and Engineering application form and instructions
reference form
Social Sciences and Humanities application form and instructions
reference form

Questions? Please contact: graduateawards.ok@ubc.ca

AWARD NOTIFICATION :   ONLY SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED.

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