Killam Awards

Killam Memorial Chair

The Killam Memorial Chairs are the University of Calgary’s highest research positions, created through an endowment by Dorothy Killam to attract, recognize, and support the most distinguished scholars. Since 1967, six distinguished scholars have held the University of Calgary’s Killam Memorial Chair, including current chairholder, Dr. Walter Herzog.

In 2021, for the first time, the University of Calgary will offer two chair positions, a senior Killam Memorial Chair and a Killam Memorial Emerging Leader Chair.

The call for nominations is now open and closes on April 15th, 2021. Nomination must be by the Dean of the candidate’s faculty. See the terms of reference for each chair below.

Contact:

Erin O'Toole
Specialist, Research Prizes, Awards & Chairs
Research Services Office
researchawards@ucalgary.ca 
 

Killam Memorial Chair

The Killam Memorial Chair is the most prestigious research chair available at the University of Calgary. The successful nominee will be an internationally recognized scholar in any discipline of the sciences (health, natural, or social) or engineering with a superior record of attracting and supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The holder of the Killam Memorial Chair is expected to pursue a research program that advances University and Faculty research priorities, to be a major catalyst for interdisciplinary research initiatives on campus, and to obtain major research and infrastructure funding from peer-reviewed competitions.

 

Killam Memorial Emerging Leader Chair

The Killam Memorial Emerging Leader Chair is one of the most prestigious research chairs available at the University of Calgary. The successful nominee will be a current University of Calgary faculty member who has, at an early career stage, made outstanding contributions to their field of research or scholarship. The purpose of the chair is to accelerate the scholar’s career, and the impact of their research, to a level of international leadership. The chair provides unrestricted research funds and dedicated research time at a critical juncture in the chairholder’s career.

  • Nominations are due by April 15th, 2021.