Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund
Established in 1986, the UBC Killam Research Prizes are awarded annually to top campus researchers.
Up to ten prizes in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded to fulltime faculty members with tenure or tenure-track in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions. All fields of research are included.
Five prizes are awarded for the types of scholarly activity associated with NSERC and CIHR, and five for the types associated with SSHRC and the Canada Council. Each type is adjudicated by a subcommittee, the Science and Applied Science Subcommittee or the Arts and Humanities Subcommittee.
At least three prizes in each of the groups are allocated to faculty in the Senior Category (faculty members who have held their final degree for more than 12 years as of the closing date for nominations), but typically at least one junior prize is also awarded.
Nominees must have held appointment at UBC for at least 36 months (3 years) as of the closing date for nominations.
- The UBC Killam Research Prize may be held only while the recipient is a full-time member of faculty.
- A Prize is tenable during a period of study leave; for other types of leave, it is deferred until the recipient returns to the University.
- A faculty member is eligible for only one Killam Research Prize in their lifetime.
- Those in receipt of a Charles McDowell Award for Research Excellence (UBC’s ultimate award for young scientists and engineers) will NOT be considered.
October 1, 2017
Note: When the award deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.
Faculty members may not apply for the Killam Prizes on their own behalf; two to three tenure track faculty members in the nominee’s Faculty must nominate them. Nominators will complete all documentation and submit it via the form below, for adjudication by the Faculty Research Awards Committee.
Deans' Acknowledgement (signature no longer required)
For tracking purposes and to avoid duplication, nominators are encouraged to advise their respective Deans' offices of nominations. The signature of the Dean is NOT required for nominations.
In addition to completing the questions and supplying a 50-word citation, the following material must also be uploaded by the nominator:
- Nomination letter (two-page maximum)
- Official UBC CV format required
- Three External Letters of Support
Full details and requirements are outlined on the nomination form below
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Please ensure that ALL nomination material is gathered prior to starting the submission, as the form cannot be saved for later completion once started.