Killam Doctoral Scholarships

Deadline

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 12:00 noon PDT

Annual Value

$30,000 per annum for two years, $2,000 allowance for research-related travel during the 24 months of the scholarship, and tuition

Citizenship

Canadian
Permanent Resident
International

Degree Level

Doctoral
 

The Killam Scholarship 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. Approximately 15-20 awards are made each year to the top doctoral candidates in the Affiliated Fellowships competition. 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*.

*Killam Doctoral Scholarships awardees on the UBC-Vancouver campus also become Four Year Fellowship holders and receive additional tuition funding from the 4YF program if they are eligilbe.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for Killam Doctoral Scholarship 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 2020-2021 competition must have completed no more than 24 months of doctoral study as of 1 September 2020.

Evaluation Criteria

Evaluated via Affiliated Fellowships-Doctoral award competition. Top students in the Affiliated Fellowships-Doctoral award competition are awarded Killam Doctoral Scholarships.

Application Procedures

The Killam Doctoral Scholarships are part of the Affiliated Fellowships-Doctoral award competition.  To be considered for the Killam Doctoral Scholarships, you must apply for the Affiliated Fellowships-Doctoral award competition.

Nomination Procedures

Adjudication Procedures

Profiles of Award Holders

MengXing Na

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (PhD)
Coherent control of ultrafast dynamics of materials studied with time and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy

Sébastien Rettie

Doctor of Philosophy in Physics (PhD)
Searching for High Mass Resonances at the Large Hadron Collider

Heather Palis

Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
The relationship between illicit stimulant use and treatment outcomes among patients receiving supervised injectable opioid assisted treatment in Vancouver

Ezra Greene

Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology (PhD)
Intergenerational transmission of Inuit knowledge

Sarah Amundrud

Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology (PhD)
The role of predators in mediating the ecological effects of climate change in Costa Rican bromeliad food webs

Alicia Luedke

Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science (PhD)
Women, Peace and Security: Armed Groups and Sexual Violence in the Twenty-First Century

Gabrielle Berry

Doctor of Philosophy in Cinema and Media Studies (PhD)
Listening to Sign language in popular film and television

Ryan Schroeder

Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies (PhD)
Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East

Shunya Yagi

Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience (PhD)
Sex differences in adult neurogenesis and learning&memory

Further Information

The Killam Laureates website provides information about Killam programs across Canada and information about the original donors, Izaak Walton and Dorothy J. Killam.