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

Jeremy Stone

Doctor of Philosophy in Planning (PhD)
Discursive Gentrification: Neighborhoods, Resistance, and the Urban Commons

Eshantha Peiris

Doctor of Philosophy in Music, Emphasis Ethnomusicology (PhD)
Up-country Drumming in 20th-century Sri Lanka: a Social History of an Evolving Musical Vocabulary

Michelle Kwon

Doctor of Philosophy in Cell and Developmental Biology (PhD)
Hormonal Regulation of Glucose Homeostasis

Jason Fice

Doctor of Philosophy in Kinesiology (PhD)
Neck muscle activation in automotive collisions

Melanie Chanona

Doctor of Philosophy in Oceanography (PhD)
Spatial and Temporal Variability of Internal Waves and Mixing in the Canadian Arctic Ocean
Emily Acheson

Emily Acheson

Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (PhD)
Climate change, land use change, or both? How spatio-temporal modelling of the Cryptococcus gattii fungus in the Pacific Northwest may reveal determinants of emerging infectious diseases

Benjamin Scheifele

Doctor of Philosophy in Oceanography (PhD)
Mixing and Turbulence in the Beaufort Sea (Canadian Arctic)

Lee Rippon

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical and Biological Engineering (PhD)
Advanced Process Control and Analytics

Rabe Arshad

Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering (PhD)
User mobility management in wireless networks

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.