Welcome to the Killam Fellowships web site. It is designed to provide you with the most up-to-date information on our programs, events, and activities. It is also here to introduce you to our grantees, our alumni, our partners, our board of directors, and my colleagues at the Secretariat.
The site is meant to be a celebration of extraordinary individuals. They come from all walks of life and they study and conduct research in all areas of academic inquiry - from poetry to nuclear physics. They come from every ethnic and social group, they speak different languages, and they hail from every corner of our two countries. What they have in common is a commitment to make the world a better place, to contribute in a meaningful way to their local communities, and a desire to deepen our understanding of both the physical and the social world. Through their journey, they have come to a more sophisticated appreciation of what President John Kennedy meant when he told the Canadian Parliament that "geography has made us neighbors, history has made us friends, economics has made us parterns, and necessity has made us allies".
I hope that you find the information that you are looking for, that you consider applying to one of our programs, and that you enjoy these stories. They are, each in their own way, a testament to the lasting value of investing in our common future. Please feel free to contact me directly, or reach out to any of my colleagues at the Foundation.