The Killam Prizes are awarded annually to distinguished Canadian scholars doing research in any of the following fields: health sciences, natural sciences, engineering, social sciences, and humanities. Normally, one prize is awarded in each of the five fields.
The Killam Prizes are intended to honour distinguished Canadian scholars actively engaged in research in Canada in universities, hospitals, research or scientific institutes, or other similar institutions. These awards are designed to encourage continuing contributions to scholarly research in Canada. The prizes are not related to a particular achievement, but rather are given in recognition of a distinguished career and exceptional contributions in one of the above fields. The prizes are awarded with the expectation that the prize recipients will continue to contribute to the Canadian research community.
For more information on the Killam Prizes please visit: http://www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/killam/
If you are interested in nominating someone for a Killam Prize please contact Jennifer Cleary at firstname.lastname@example.org or 786.9137 by Monday, May 26, 2008.