Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize

Internal deadline: October 29, 2021, at 12:00PM.

Established in 2011, the Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prizes are awarded annually for excellence in research. Two prizes in the amount of $5,000 each will be awarded to full-time Postdoctoral Fellows at UBC in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions while at UBC. All fields of research are included.

Nomination packages must be submitted to the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Medicine by the internal deadline of  October 29, 2021, at 12:00PM. The Faculty of Medicine will select and forward two nominees to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies by December 8, 2021. Supervisors and nominees will be notified if their application is selected to move forward. The final awardees are selected by a subcommittee within the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.


Nominees must be appointed at UBC and have held a full-time postdoctoral fellowship appointment for at least 12 months as of the closing date for nominations. Nominees must be nominated through the Faculty in which they are appointed. In the event of a joint appointment, please contact the PDFO at

The Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize can be received only by a full-time UBC-appointed Postdoctoral Fellow at the time of the announcement. The PDF’s appointment must be in compliance with the scope, governing principles, and eligibility criteria set out in University Policy AP10, Postdoctoral Fellows Policy.  A Postdoctoral fellow is eligible for only one Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize.

Application Form and Guidelines

To download the application form and guidelines, please visit the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies website.

Please email complete nomination packages to

Nomination packages must be received by the internal deadline of October 29, 2021 at 12:00PM.

If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact