Call for nominations: University of Calgary Killam Visiting Scholar Award

The Killam Scholarship and Prize Programs 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 including the University of Calgary.

Purpose of award

The Killam Visiting Scholar award is made possible through special Endowment funds provided by the Killam Trust. The award sponsors a distinguished scholar who will make a significant contribution to the academic life of the University of Calgary. The scholar is expected to participate in the research and teaching programs of the host department as well as engage in their own research.

Details of award

The award consists of a stipend of $50,000 (CDN) plus a research and travel allowance of $3,000 (CDN). The funds are made available to the host unit that arranges the visit. The visit should occur during the winter or fall term of following academic year (2017-2018).


The visit must be initiated by an academic faculty, department, or research group at the University of Calgary. The head or Dean nominates the candidate and a faculty member is designated as the "host".

Stipend and research allowance

The Killam Visiting Scholar receives $50,000 for one full term (either winter or fall) and a $3,000 research and travel allowance. The faculty or host unit is responsible for any additional support.

Evaluation and notification

Nominations are reviewed by the University of Calgary Killam Selection Committee. The Committee shall consist of members from the academic community who have been appointed by the Killam Advisory Committee. The host department is notified in January. A formal invitation is issued by the President to the nominee shortly thereafter.

Application date
1 Dec 2016
1 term
America Canada
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science Linguistics Literature Media Studies Medical Ethics Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology Other Agronomy Biology Chemistry Computer science Engineering Mathematics Medicine Physics
Required post-doc experience: 
between 10 and 99 years
Award granted
CAD$ 50.000 + research and travel allowance