Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Scholarship
In establishing this memorial to her late husband, Dorothy Johnston Killam’s purpose was “to help in the building of Canada’s future by encouraging advanced study… to increase the scientific and scholastic attainments of Canadians, to develop and expand the work of Canadian universities, and to promote sympathetic understanding between Canadians and the peoples of other countries.” It was her “desire that those selected to receive Scholarships shall be likely to contribute to the advancement of learning or to win distinction in a profession.” The Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Scholarship is considered the University of Calgary’s pinnacle award.
Donor Endowed through a bequest of the late Dorothy J. Killam to create the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies
Field of Study Unrestricted
Value $45,000
Number Variable, depending on available funds
Duration Two years
Eligibility These scholarships are normally awarded to students who will be in their first, second or third year of doctoral studies during the tenure of the award. Fourth year students may be considered under exceptional circumstances. Recipients must be registered full-time in a doctoral program at the University of Calgary.

Students who are eligible to be funded through the Canada Council of Art are not eligible for the Killam scholarship.

Recipients who hold, or are awarded a major external award, during the tenure of the Killam will have the Killam value adjusted for a combined total of $55,000.

$5,000 of this award (a Killam Research Scholarship) is reserved to cover costs associated with special equipment, conferences and/or travel in direct connection with the doctoral research. In order to receive this portion, the student must submit a letter outlining the proposed use of funds. This statement must be signed by the supervisor approving the use. No receipts are required.

In addition to the research proposal, students must submit a brief eligibility statement (approximately 300 words) detailing how their research aligns directly with one or more of the university's research priorities found here https://research.ucalgary.ca/research/research-plan

To receive the second year of funding, award holders must complete the Scholarship Progress Report from the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Citizenship Unrestricted
Where Tenable University of Calgary, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Category Open Doctoral
Apply Students should consult the Graduate Award Competition guidelines and application at https://grad.ucalgary.ca/awards/opportunities/gac
Deadline Competition opens November 1. Deadlines vary by program. Contact your Graduate Program Administrator.
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