Postdoctoral Research

Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

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 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies and are available for most fields of research. It was Mrs. Killam’s desire that those selected to receive fellowships: “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.”

The number of new awards offered each year presently varies between three and five.

Annual Value: $50,000 annual stipend for a maximum of two years, plus a travel research allowance of $4,000 over two years

DEADLINES

Psychology Internal deadline: Monday, October 12, 2020

External deadline: Friday, November 13, 2020

Results announced: Spring 2020

Guidelines and nomination form

Please submit your full application package by the internal deadline by email to lawron@psych.ubc.ca.

Refer to the 2021 Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Application Guide on how reference letters and transcripts must be submitted.

  • A referee may email the letter directly to the department. Due to uncertainties around COVID-19 this year and related remote work arrangements at UBC, it is not recommended that referees mail a hard copy letter to the applicant or UBC department or unit. UBC departments or units may not be able to access hard copy letters due to remote work arrangements.
  • Due to uncertainties around COVID-19 this year and related remote work arrangements at UBC, it is recommended that applicants submit their transcripts to their UBC department or unit via email, rather than mailing hard copy transcripts. UBC departments or units may not be able to access mailed transcripts due to remote work arrangements.

More information is available on UBC’s Postdoctoral Fellows website.

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