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Become a Killam Laureate


Master’s and doctoral students

Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarships are the most prestigious graduate awards administered by Dalhousie University. These awards are offered in support of studies in programs requiring a thesis and leading toward either a Master’s or Doctoral degree. The scholarships are tenable for two years for Master’s candidates and up to four years for Doctoral candidates. For students not already studying at Dalhousie, a travel allowance to move to Halifax is also added to the scholarship amount. The awards are valued at up to $26,000 for Master’s candidates, including the International Differential Fee (IDF) award, if eligible, and up to $40,000 for Doctoral candidates, including the President’s award and the IDF award, if eligible.
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Postdoctoral researchers

Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to outstanding individuals who have completed a doctoral program within the last two years. Approximately four to eight new fellowships are awarded annually. The award is tenable for two years, subject to satisfactory progress. The awards are tenable only at Dalhousie University; however, students who have received their doctorate from Dalhousie University are not eligible. The fellowships are valued at up to $55,000 annually including full benefits and a travel allowance for transportation to and from Halifax, a one-time research allowance of $3,000 and a conference travel grant of $1,000.
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