Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships

General Information on the Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships

Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually at Dalhousie University to recently graduated scholars of superior academic research ability in any discipline. Awards are 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 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.

Parental Leave - You may interrupt your active Killam award for a parental leave. Parental Leave can be approved for up to 12 months with 4 months of financial support and the remainder of the award will be held in abeyance for 8 months. You must obtain approval from your university prior to your leave and interruption of your award.

Application Deadline

The deadline for receipt of completed applications and all supporting documents in the Department is December 15th.

Helpful links and documents   

Application Documents

Description PDF
Application Guidelines PDF - 149kB

For KPDF Recipients

Description PDF
Orientation information PDF - 80kB
Research Grant - Guidelines PDF - 31kB
Research Grant - Application link  
How to Claim Against your KPDF Research Grant PDF - 17kB
Travel Grant - Guidelines PDF - 24kB
Travel Grant - Application link  


Departmental KPDF Documents 

Description PDF
KPDF Competition: Faculty/Department/School Responsibilities PDF - 103kB

KPDF Memo for 2020-2021

PDF - 107kB