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Canada Council for the Arts: Killam Research Fellowships

In order to assist in strengthening York University applications to the 2014 Killam Fellowship competition, the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation has instituted a peer review and feedback process in advance of the funder deadline. Files will be reviewed, and feedback provided, by the Strategic Projects Opportunity Review Team (SPORT) (SPORT terms of reference:

Please see review process details, information on support services, and deadlines below.

Objective: The Killam Research Fellowships are awarded annually to well-established researchers, on a competitive basis, in the following fields:
social sciences
natural sciences
health sciences
studies linking any of the disciplines within these fields.

Killam Research Fellowships provide two years of release time from teaching and administrative duties to individual scholars who wish to pursue independent research. The fellowships are awarded to individuals, but the funds are paid to and administered by universities or research institutes.

Note: The award is not intended as a subsidy for the overall research or teaching program of a department, institute or centre, and it is not offered for work undertaken as part of a degree program

An individual may win this award only once.

Killam Research Fellowships provide release time and are valued at $70,000 per year. The funds are paid to the university or research institution which employs the Fellow.
Fellowship recipients must obtain support for research and laboratory costs from other sources.

The university or research institution that employs the Killam Research Fellow is expected to relieve him or her of all teaching and administrative responsibilities, and to continue to pay the Fellow’s full salary and benefits during the full tenure of the fellowship. The fellowship funds assist the university or research institution in defraying the costs of replacing the Fellow and in paying the Fellow’s salary and benefits during the two-year fellowship period.

Two years

Application Support Services
If you are interested in submitting an application to the Killam Fellowship program, please contact your Research Officer as soon as possible. For additional support services through the Office of Research Services, please contact Sarah Whitaker, Strategic and Institutional Research Specialist,-

Timeline and Deadlines

  • March 12, 2014 - Information Session on Killam Fellowships from 10:00-11:00am in room 519 Kaneff Tower
  • March 31, 2014 - Application due to the Office of Research Services for SPORT Review (* see below for details)
  • by no later than April 11, 2014 - Review feedback will be provided to applicants
  • May 1, 2014 - ORS deadline for technical review
  • May 13, 2014 by no later than 4:30pm - Final ORS deadline: Please deliver a complete hard copy of the application, along with a competed and signed ORS checklist, to the Office of Research Services
  • May 15, 2014 - Funder deadline

*A complete application package for internal review includes:

•Project Summary (max 1 page)
•Detailed Project Description (max 6 pages)
•List of co-investigators (if applicable)
•Most Significant Contributions (max 1 page)
•Publications List (no page limit)
•CCV for Killam

Please submit documents as one PDF file to by no later than March 31, 2014 for SPORT review.

For complete information on the Killam Research Fellowship, please consult Canada Council's web site at:

ORS Submission Policy
York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency. For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Chair’s and Dean’s signatures.

To ensure that the approved application is ready by the agency deadline, a complete application folder must be submitted to the ORS ten (10) working days prior to final submission date.

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Joan Broussard
Director, Research Grants
Office of Research Services
Kaneff Tower, Fifth Floor
Tel: 416-736-2100 x 88859
Fax: 416-736-5512

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