Killam Doctoral Scholarships, University Of British Columbia

about 2 years ago | Deadline: Likely in September 2013


Quick Facts

The Killam Scholarship and Prize Programmes 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 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 30 awards are made each year to the top doctoral candidates in the Affiliated Fellowships competition. The stipend for the 2012-2013 awards is $30,000 per annum for two years and a $2,000 allowance for research-related travel during the 24 months of the scholarship.

Killam Doctoral Scholarships awardees also become Four Year Fellowship holders, and may receive tuition funding from that program.


Annual Value: 
$30,000 per annum for two years and a $2,000 allowance for research-related travel during the 24 months of the scholarship.
Award Status: 
Active
Deadline: 

Likely in September 2013


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 fall 2012 competition must have completed no more than 24 months of doctoral study as of 1 September 2013.


Citizenship: 
Canadian
Citizenship: 
Permanent Resident
Citizenship: 
International
Degree Level: 
Doctoral
Applicant Status: 
Incoming Students
Applicant Status: 
Continuing Students
Evaluation Criteria

Evaluated as per Affiliated Fellowships. Top students in the competition are awarded Killam Doctoral Scholarships.


Procedures
Application Procedures: 

To apply for a Killam Doctoral Scholarship, students submit an application to the annual Affiliated Fellowships competition. As well, students who submit an application for NSERC or SSHRC doctoral funding to their graduate program are automatically considered for Affiliated Fellowships, including the Killam Doctoral Scholarships, and do not need to submit a separate Affiliated Fellowship application.


Nomination Procedures: 

Please refer to Affiliated Fellowships section for more information.


Adjudication Procedures: 

Please refer to Affiliated Fellowships section for more information.



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