15 February 2019.



(Fully Funded)


University of Alberta-Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship

The University of Alberta is delighted to offer its Killam Trust Scholarships to pursue doctoral programme or thesis research during the fall and winter terms.

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The University of Alberta is a public research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It was founded in 1908 by Alexander Cameron Rutherford.

Opportunity Focus Area:

  • Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science
  • Anthropology
  • Art and Design
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business (Doctoral Level)
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical and Materials Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Computing Science
  • Dentistry
  • Drama
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Economics
  • Educational Policy Studies
  • Educational Psychology
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English and Film Studies
  • History and Classics
  • Human Ecology
  • Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation
  • Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematical and Statistical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Genetics
  • Medical Microbiology and Immunology
  • Medicine
  • Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
  • Music
  • Native Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
  • Pediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Public Health, School of
  • Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Religious Studies
  • Renewable Resources
  • Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Surgery

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Program Period

2 Years.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

1. You must be continuing in a doctoral degree program or have been recommended for admission to a doctoral degree program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Alberta.

2. You should have a first-class academic standing (equivalent to a GPA of 3.5 or greater over the current graduate program graded coursework at UofA)
3. If you are registered as a part-time student at the time of application, you may apply; however, you must register full-time to hold one of the awards offered in this competition.
4. Graduate Scholarship Committee policy is to offer awards for up to and including the sixth year of a doctoral program only.

Funding for the seventh year of a doctoral program will only be considered if a compelling explanation (illness or parental leave or personal catastrophe) outlined in a letter of support from the department is provided. This letter is in addition to the required two letters of reference.
5. Applicants must have completed no more than 48 months in the doctoral program as of December 31, 2017, to apply for a Killam Scholarship. Applicants must have completed at least one year of graduate work (master’s or doctoral level) before the start of tenure; tenure may begin on May 1st or September 1st. As the Killam Scholarship is offered for a two-year period, you should anticipate being registered in your doctoral program for at least 18
months (as of May 2018).
Note: If you transferred from a Master’s program to a Doctoral program, the number of months completed during the Master’s program will count towards the Doctoral Program.
6. If you will be registered as a Qualifying student or you will be on academic probation during 2018/19, you are not eligible to submit an application for this competition.

Note: Each department sets its own internal deadline for receipt of applications and students are encouraged to apply well in advance. Contact the department for their deadline information.

TBA– Deadline for Departments to submit ranked applications to FGSR via e-mail for 2019 competition.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded) 

  • $35,000 a year.
  • The International Graduate Student Differential Fee
  • Recipients receive a certificate acknowledging their award.

Subject to renewal in year two of the award

How to Apply

First Step: Apply to a doctoral degree program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Alberta.

Second Step: Complete and submit the Killam and Andrew Stewart application form and any requested documents directly to your department.

Required Documents:

  • Complete and typed application form
  • Copies of transcripts for all post-secondary study are required to support an application.
  • Two Letters of Reference.

Third Step: Each department will rank and send nominated applications via email to by February 15, 2019

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