The Killam Doctoral Scholarships and Prize Programmes were established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy J. 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. At present, the Killam Doctoral Scholarship provides an annual stipend valued at $30,000 for two years plus a $2,000 allowance for research-related travel during the 24 months of the scholarship.
HOW MANY SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE?
Approximately 15-20 awards are made each year to the top doctoral candidates in the Affiliated Fellowships competition.
IS SCHOLARSHIP ANNUAL?
Kilam Doctoral Scholarships are awarded yearly to deserving international students. You are strongly advised to visit this website regularly to see more scholarship opportunities.
Important Information: Applicants should note that some universities require that they must apply for admission to the University or be existing students of the university before they can be considered for a Scholarship. Most Universities are unable to consider any scholarship applications from students who have not been offered a place at the university.
Scholarship is open to international applicants from all countries. Citizens and permanent residents of Canada are also eligible to apply for this scholarship.
WHERE CAN SCHOLARSHIP BE TAKEN?
Kilam Doctoral Scholarships can be taken at University of British Columbia, Canada.
WHO CAN APPLY?
To be eligible to apply for Killam Doctoral Scholarships 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 2019-2020 competition must have completed no more than 24 months of doctoral study as of 1 September 2019.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for a Killam Doctoral Scholarship, students submit an application to the annual Affiliated Fellowships competition. Students who submit an application for NSERC or SSHRC doctoral funding to their graduate program are eligible for Affiliated Fellowships, including the Killam Doctoral Scholarships, and do not need to submit a separate Affiliated Fellowship application.
Part of Affiliated Fellowships Doctoral Competition – for deadline, check with graduate program (likely in mid- to late September).