The Killam Visiting Scholar Award provides sponsorship of a distinguished scholar who will make significant contributions to academic life at the University of Calgary. A visiting scholar is expected to participate in the research and teaching programs of the host department or faculty, as well as to engage in their own research.
The award consists of a stipend of $50,000 (Canadian), plus a research and travel allowance of $3,000 (Canadian). The visit should occur during the winter or fall term of the following academic year.
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.
STIPEND AND RESEARCH ALLOWANCE
The Killam Visiting Scholar receives a $50,000 CAD stipend (inclusive of statutory deductions) for one full term (either winter or fall), as well as a $3,000 CAD research and travel allowance. The Killam Visiting Scholar Award does not include health care coverage/benefits.
Once awarded, funds will be held by the faculty member designated as host. The host’s academic unit is responsible forstatutory vacation pay and employer deductions, as well as any additional support or overexpenditure of the award accounts.
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.
Research Services will notify the host unit in February. The President will issue a formal invitation to the nominee shortly thereafter.
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