Research Western
Funding Opportunites - Research
Further details regarding this announcement can be found at:

Grant Amount: $100,000
Deadline: Dean's: Contact your Faculty Research Office for deadline details.
Internal: Jun 08, 2010
Sponsor's: Jun 15, 2010

Subject Areas: Natural Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Science, Engineering, Humanities

The Killam Prizes are awarded annually to distinguished Canadian scholars doing research in any of the following fields: engineering, health sciences, natural sciences, social sciences or humanities. Normally, one prize is awarded each year in each of the five fields. Scholars may not apply for the Killam Prizes; they must be nominated by an expert in their field.

To be nominated for the prizes, candidates must have made a substantial and distinguished contribution, over a significant period, to scholarly research in Canada. Their outstanding achievements must have been clearly demonstrated already, and they are expected to make further contributions to the scholarly and scientific heritage of Canada. This means that they should still be very active and productive in their research careers. In other words, the prize is not intended as an "end of service" reward or as recognition for one great accomplishment. Nominees should be close to the top of an outstanding career.

Application Details:

The Killam Prizes are intended to honour distinguished Canadian scholars actively engaged in research in Canada in universities, hospitals, research or scientific institutes, or other similar institutions. These awards are designed to encourage continuing contributions to scholarly research in Canada. The prizes are not related to a particular achievement, but rather are given in recognition of a distinguished career and exceptional contributions in one of the above fields. The prizes are awarded with the expectation that the prize recipients will continue to contribute to the Canadian research community.

**REVISED guidelines and nomination form for 2011 will be available in early May 2010 ** Nominators must complete and submit a nomination form, which is available from the Canada Council Endowments and Prizes Section. The nominator is responsible for gathering all the relevant documentation, including support letters, and sending it to the Killam Program (Endowments and Prizes). The Canada Council will not accept bound materials (for example, stapled, cerlox bound or spiral bound) because they are difficult to copy and mail to selection committee members.


NOTE: Letters of Intent and Full Applications are to be processed through Research Development Services for institutional signatures, and are to be accompanied by a completed RDAF form (bearing applicant, Chair and Dean signatures). Requests for Institutional signatures should be received no less than 3 days prior to the posted Sponsor deadline.
Western Contacts: Pocock,Katy
Russelo,Theresa M

Sponsor Contacts:

350 Albert Street
P.O. BOX 1047
12th Floor
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada
613 566-4414