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Visiting Scholar Progam

(INDIVIDUAL MUST BE INVITED & NOMINATED BY DEPARTMENT OR FACULTY)

 

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. Their primary purpose is to support advanced education and research at five Canadian Universities including the University of Calgary.

PURPOSE OF AWARD
The Killam Visiting Scholar award is made possible through special Endowment funds provided by the Killam Trust. The award sponsors a distinguished scholar who will make a significant contribution to the academic life of the University of Calgary. The scholar is expected to participate in the research and teaching programs of the host department as well as engage in their own research. 

DETAILS OF AWARD
The award consists of a stipend of $50,000 (CDN) plus a research and travel allowance of $3,000 (CDN). The funds are made available to the host unit that arranges the visit. The visit should occur during the winter or fall term of following academic year (2016 – 2017).

NOMINATIONS
The visit must be initiated by an academic faculty, department, or research group at the University of Calgary. The head or Dean nominates the candidate and a faculty member is designated as the “host”.

Nominations must include the following information:

  1. A letter from the head or dean of the sponsoring unit introducing the candidate. The topics to be discussed in the letter include: the nominee’s eminence, the benefit of the visit to the department, faculty and the broader University community, evidence of linkage to the academic plan, the prospect for future research collaboration, and any teaching that might be done during the visit. 
  2. A project description that specifies the term for the visit and clearly explains the proposed program (research and teaching).
  3. The nominee’s curriculum vitae.

NOTE: A unit may only submit only one nomination in a given competition.

STIPEND AND RESEARCH ALLOWANCE
The Killam Visiting Scholar receives $50,000 for one full term (either winter or fall) and a $3,000 research and travel allowance.

EVALUATION AND NOTIFICATION
Nominations are reviewed by the University of Calgary Killam Selection Committee. The Committee shall consist of members from the academic community who have been appointed by the Killam Advisory Committee.

The host department is notified in January. A formal invitation is issued by the President to the nominee shortly thereafter. 

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
The closing date for the submission of nominations to the Research Services Office is December 1, 2016.
Email a single PDF document containing all of the nomination materials to the Research Services Office (researchawards@ucalgary.ca).

CONTACT
Direct any inquiries to the Research Services Office:

Dr. Tiago Lier
Specialist, Research Awards
Telephone: (403) 210-7224
Email: researchawards@ucalgary.ca