KILLAM Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2025 at the University of British Columbia

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Applications will soon open for the KILLAM Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2025 at the  University of British Columbia. International students who desire to pursue their doctorate in Canada can begin to send in their applications. Apply Below

When is the Application Deadline:

The application deadline for the is  November 2024. 

Tell Me About the KILLAM Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

The Killam Scholarship and Prize Programmes were created to honor Izaak Walton Killam, based on the Will of his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, and her generous gifts. These programs aim to support advanced education and research at five Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts.

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The UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, funded by the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies, are awarded annually for most research fields. Mrs. Killam envisioned recipients as individuals who are likely to contribute significantly to their field or achieve professional distinction. She believed that a Killam scholar should possess both intellectual excellence and strong character. The fellowship offers an annual stipend of $60,000 for up to two years.  Each year, three to five new fellowships are awarded

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Which Fields are Eligible?

All fields


Fully funded

Who can Apply for the KILLAM Postdoctoral Research Fellowship?

Interested candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria: 

  • Required Language: English
  • Eligible Countries: All World Countries
  • Must not have pursued PhD-level studies at any campus of the University of British Columbia.
  • Must have completed all requirements of their PhD no more than 24 months prior to the anticipated fellowship start date.
  • Must not currently hold a tenure-track or continuing faculty position at a university or college. Applicants who currently hold temporary, term, or non-tenure track faculty appointments are eligible to apply.

Which Countries Are Eligible?

All countries 

Where will the Award be Taken?


How Many Awards?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of the KILLAM Postdoctoral Research Fellowship?

Also, KILLAM Postdoctoral Research Fellowship provides the recipient with the following benefits:

  • An annual stipend of $60,000 for a maximum of two years
  • A travel research allowance of $4,000 over two years.

How Long Will the Award Last?

One to two years

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How to Apply:

  • Make or obtain a copy of your original academic records
  • Send them to the home university, and ask your home university to:
    • verify that the photocopies are consistent with their records
    • attest that the copies are true and stamp them with an official university stamp
    • put the attested, stamped photocopies in sealed envelopes endorsed by the Registrar
  • Submit the sealed, endorsed envelopes to the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, attention Killam Postdocs, 6371 Crescent Road, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2.
  • Inquiries about the Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship can be directed to [email protected].

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