UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Scholarship For International Students in Canada 2019/20

Application Deadline: November 8, 2019

The University of British Columbia in association with the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies, invite applications for Killam Postdoctoral Research Scholarships. Killam Postdoctoral Research Scholarships are the most prestigious awards available to postdoctoral research students at UBC. Approximately 3-5 awards are made each year.


Scholarship Provider: The University of British Columbia in Canada and the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies.

Place of Study: Canada

Degree Level: Postdoctoral Research Program

Value: An annual stipend of $50,000 for a maximum of two years plus a travel and research allowance of $4,000 over two years

Number of Scholarships: Approximately 3-5 awards are made each year to the top doctoral candidates in the Affiliated Fellowships competition.

Eligible Nationalities:

  • Canadian
  • Permanent Resident
  • International

Eligibility Criteria:


  • must have completed all requirements of their PhD no more than 24 months prior to the anticipated fellowship start date. Completion of PhD requirements refers to the date that the applicant completed all the steps required for obtaining their degree. Although these requirements may vary by institution and degree type, they normally include thesis defense corrections and thesis deposition. It is not the convocation date. The period of eligibility may be extended for applicants who have had their career interrupted or delayed for the purpose of childrearing, illness, or health-related family responsibilities. The interruption(s) or delay(s) must have occurred after the applicant completed all the requirements of their PhD. Note that the eligibility window will only be extended by the duration of the delay(s) or interruption(s), to a maximum of one year. Justification for the extension must be provided in the Special Circumstances attachment.
  • must not have pursued PhD-level studies at any campus of the University of British Columbia.
  • must not currently hold a tenure-track or continuing faculty position at a university or college. Applicants who currently hold a temporary, term, or non-tenure track faculty appointments are eligible to apply.
  • may be citizens of any country; though there are no restrictions regarding nationality of applicants, successful candidates must be able to meet all Canadian immigration requirements

Application Procedures:

The applicant completes and submits an application form and arranges delivery of all required documents to the UBC department or unit to which the application is being made. Each UBC department or unit sets its own deadline for receipt of applications.

For a list of departments and units, please see:

For detailed information, the application and nomination forms and guides are below under ‘Files’.


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