The UBC Killam PhD Research Scholarships are fully funded and provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies and are available for most fields of research. The Killam Scholarship and Prize Programs were established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, and through gifts made during her lifetime. The primary purpose of the programs is to support advanced education and research at five Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts.
The University selects the postdoctoral applicants
on the basis of their high academic achievement, personal qualities, and demonstrated aptitudes. Further, UBC will consider the proposed program of study of PhD candidates if they are eligible for the fully funded Killam Scholarships. UBC awards the fellowships for a maximum of two years, subject to review at the end of the first year. The number of new awards offered presently varies between three and five per year.
As the beneficiary of UBC Killam Phd Scholarships, applicants will receive an annual stipend of $50,000. Further, the scholarships are available for a maximum of two years. Also, the University of British Columbia will provide travel and research allowance of $4,000 for the duration of the scholarship.
- must have completed all requirements of their PhD no more than 24 months prior to the anticipated PhD fellowship start date.
- However, applicants must not have pursued PhD-level studies at any campus of the University of British Columbia.
- must not currently hold a tenure-track or continuing faculty position at a university or college. Applicants who currently hold a temporary, term or non-tenure track faculty appointments are eligible to apply.
- may be citizens of any country; though there are no restrictions regarding the nationality of applicants, successful candidates must be able to meet all Canadian immigration requirements
- Fellowships are tenable only at UBC, and fellows must make the UBC campus their base while holding the fellowship, apart from necessary research trips
How to Apply
The University of British Columbia will require the applicants to submit the following documents:
- Research proposal (maximum of two pages)
- Ancillary materials (optional, maximum of one page)
- Personal statement (maximum of one page)
- Special circumstances (optional, maximum of one page)
- Curriculum vitae from the Canadian Common CV site.
- One letter of support from your proposed supervisor
- Three letters of reference
- Unofficial electronic transcripts and translations
PhD candidates will require to submit these document during the online application for the scholarships at the University of British Columbia. Applicants will send the application to the UBC departments or Units. Each UBC department or unit sets its own deadline for receipt of applications.
UBC will accept applications for the fully funded Killam PhD scholarships until November 08, 2019. The university will not consider applications arriving after the deadline. Hence, the university appeals the interested PhD candidates to apply for the Killam Scholarships at the UBC before the deadline.