The Canada Council for the Arts is coordinating visits to universities to provide information and advice on the Killam Program.
A representative from the Canada Council for the Arts will give a general presentation on the Killam Program. The presentation will include historical and statistical information, explanations on eligibility and application requirements, tips on how to improve one's application and information on the electronic filing process. The presentation will be followed by a general question period. Individuals will be available to meet with the representative after the presentation to discuss their individual cases.
Researchers who anticipate submitting an application to the 2014 Killam Research Fellowship competition are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting as are potential nominators and/or nominees for the 2014 Killam Prize.
Killam Research Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis to support distinguished Canadian researchers, normally full professors in Canadian universities, in any of the following broad fields: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering and studies linking any of the disciplines within these broad fields. Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may hold the Fellowships. The Fellowships provide two years of full release from teaching and administrative duties. The fellowship funds are paid to the university or research institute that employs the fellow to relieve him or her of all teaching and administrative responsibilities while continuing to pay the fellow’s full salary and benefits during the entire period of the fellowship.
Killam Prizes: Up to five prizes of $100,000 each are given annually to eminent Canadian scholars in recognition of distinguished career achievement in the natural sciences, health sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities respectively. Nominees must be Canadian citizens.
For more information please consult our the Canada Council for the Arts website at: www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/killam
Please RSVP to meredith.chatman [at] mcgill.ca no later than Thursday, February 14, 2013. Please note that spaces are limited.
Also, please indicate whether you would like to speak with the representative from the Canada Council for the Arts on an individual basis after the presentation.