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. (Please allow sufficient time for delivery.) In years where the 15th falls during the weekend, the deadline will be the following Monday.

All application documents must be forwarded to:

Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee
c/o the Chair of the Department to which the candidate is applying
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada, B3H 4R2

Forms and Documents   

Application Documents

Description Word PDF
Application - Brochure & Guidelines   PDF - 95kB
Application DOC - 116kB PDF - 51kB

For KPDF Recipients

Description Word PDF
Research Grant - Guidelines   PDF - 18kB
Research Grant - Application link    
How to Claim Against your KPDF Research Grant DOC - 34kB PDF - 48kB
Travel Grant - Guidelines   PDF - 24kB
Travel Grant - Application link    

Departmental KPDF Documents 

Description Word PDF
KPDF Competition: Faculty/Department/School Responsibilities   PDF - 37kB
KPDF Competition: Faculty/Department/School Tracking Sheet DOC - 77 kB PDF - 47kB
KPDF Competition: Report of Dean/Chair/Director/Head (or Designate) DOC - 240kB
(NetID login required)
PDF - 29kB
KPDF Competition: Complete Application Checklist   PDF - 48kB

KPDF Memo for 2020-2021

  PDF - 34kb