Vision: Building Canada’s future through advanced study.

Mission: To provide scholarships, fellowships, prizes and other funding to scholars who contribute to building Canada’s future and increasing the scientific attainment of Canadians through research excellence.


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    Research Excellence

    Superior, ground-breaking, best-in-class work.

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    Original, future-focused generation of new knowledge and technology that will change the way we live.

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    Compassion, inclusion and understanding of people, cultures and needs with participation among all economic, social and cultural backgrounds.

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    Multidisciplinary Collaboration

    Thoughtful cooperation among scholars, disciplines and institutions.

About the Killam Trusts

The Killam Trusts have provided more than $1 billion in scholarships, fellowships and prizes to post-graduate scholars at five Canadian universities, and through the Canada Council. No other private philanthropic effort has contributed this level of funding to higher education in Canada.

Established in 1965 by Izaak Walton Killam and his wife Dorothy J. Killam, the Killam Estate bequeathed a total of $125,000,000 in life and death for scholarships at the graduate and postgraduate levels to recognize research excellence.

The future of the Killam Trusts is bright. We are focused on social impact, accessibility, diversity, and the ground-breaking, dynamic Canadian researchers who will work together to make the world a better place.

Killam Facts

6 Killam Institutions :  the Canada Council for the Arts, Dalhousie University, the University of Alberta, The University of British Columbia, The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) and the University of Calgary.

Total amount provided for higher education in Canada
Killam Laureates worldwide
Killam endowments
Award for each Killam Prize
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