The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada and the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the other country. Students may participate in the program via the Open Competition modality – applying for and registering at the host university and paying host tuition fees. 

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  • Students need to select courses that will receive credits at their home institution.
  • Students that take up the Killam Fellowship in the last year of their undergraduate studies must complete their last semester at their home university.
  • The Killam Fellowships Program offers a cash award of $10,000 US for a full academic year (pro-rated at $5,000 US for one semester), along with an allowance to offset the cost of health insurance in the currency of the host country.
  • The Foundation hosts all new Killam Fellows at an Orientation program in Ottawa each fall and again at a seminar in Washington D.C. each spring (should public health guidelines allow it).
  • In addition, all Fellows are eligible to apply for a mobility grant in an amount not to exceed $800. The idea of the mobility initiative is to allow students to undertake an educational field trip, providing the Fellows with the opportunity to gain a broader understanding of the culture of the host country. 

Application deadline: January 31st, 2022