NRC Killam Prize


National Research Council

Sponsor deadline:

Award Details

The Killam Prizes are among Canada’s most distinguished research awards. They are awarded annually (by the National Research Council) to outstanding Canadian scholars in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering. Each Killam Prize is worth $100,000 and is awarded in the expectation that the scholars will continue to contribute to the Canadian research community.

Contact: Stephanie O'Neill (, Award Nomination Development Officer. 

Previous Award Winners


  • Sally Otto, Killam Prize in Natural Sciences (Zoology)


    Pieter Cullis, Killam Prize in Health Sciences (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)


  • Janet Werker (Social Sciences) [Prize awarded by Canada Council]


  • Julio Montaner (Health Sciences) [Prize awarded by Canada Council]

UBC Crest The official logo of the University of British Columbia. Urgent Message An exclamation mark in a speech bubble. Caret An arrowhead indicating direction. Arrow An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Arrow in Circle An arrow indicating direction. Chats Two speech clouds. Facebook The logo for the Facebook social media service. Information The letter 'i' in a circle. Instagram The logo for the Instagram social media service. External Link An arrow entering a square. Linkedin The logo for the LinkedIn social media service. Location Pin A map location pin. Mail An envelope. Menu Three horizontal lines indicating a menu. Minus A minus sign. Telephone An antique telephone. Plus A plus symbol indicating more or the ability to add. Search A magnifying glass. Twitter The logo for the Twitter social media service. Youtube The logo for the YouTube video sharing service.