Scholarship Overview

The KILLAM Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for the 2024-2025 academic session opens its doors to international scholars, offering a unique opportunity to engage in postdoctoral research in Canada. With an annual stipend of $60,000 for up to two years, alongside a $4,000 travel research allowance, this prestigious fellowship aims to attract outstanding doctoral graduates who aspire to make significant contributions to their academic fields. Established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his spouse, Dorothy Johnston Killam, and contributions during her lifetime, the fellowship underscores a commitment to fostering advanced education and research across various disciplines.

Host Institution(s)

The University of British Columbia (UBC) administers the KILLAM Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, offering placements at both its Vancouver and Okanagan campuses. Renowned for its dedication to research and learning, UBC provides an ideal environment for postdoctoral scholars to advance their work, collaborate with leading academics, and contribute to a dynamic intellectual community.


The fellowship is available for postdoctoral research in a wide array of focus areas, encompassing both the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses of UBC. Prospective fellows have the liberty to pursue research in disciplines ranging from natural sciences, engineering, and health to social sciences and humanities, reflecting the program's inclusive and interdisciplinary nature.

Scholarship Value

Fellows will receive a generous annual stipend of $60,000 for a maximum of two years, supplemented by a travel research allowance of $4,000 over the fellowship period. This comprehensive financial package is designed to support fellows' research endeavors and facilitate academic travel, promoting a rich and productive research experience.


Eligibility for the KILLAM Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is predicated on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must not have undertaken PhD-level studies at any campus of the University of British Columbia.
  • Candidates must have completed all requirements of their PhD no more than 24 months prior to the anticipated fellowship start date.
  • Individuals who currently hold a temporary, term, or non-tenure track faculty appointments are eligible, provided they do not hold a tenure-track or continuing faculty position at any university or college.

Application Instructions

To apply for the KILLAM Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, candidates should undertake the following steps:

  1. Academic Records: Obtain and make a copy of your original academic records, have them verified and attested by your home university, and submit them in sealed, endorsed envelopes to the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies at UBC.

  2. Submission: Forward the sealed, endorsed envelopes to the designated address at UBC, ensuring all materials arrive by the application deadline of November 9, 2023.

Enquiries and applications should be directed to the specified contact details, with candidates encouraged to engage with the home university's registrar office to ensure compliance with the fellowship's document verification requirements.