Killam Fellowship Program

The Killam Fellowship Program allows undergraduate students from Canada and the United States to participate in a program of binational residential exchange.

The Killam Fellowship Program allows undergraduate students from Canada and the United States to participate in a program of binational residential exchange.

The Killam Fellowship Program gives undergraduate students from universities in the United States the opportunity to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. UW students may participate in the program as a direct exchange student (registering at their home university, paying their home fees, and attending the host university as an exchange visitor) at one of the participating Canadian universities.

Participating students receive an award of $5,000 US per semester (or $10,000 for a full academic year), and an allowance to offset the cost of health insurance.  Additional benefits include two enrichment seminars held in Ottawa, ON (fall) and Washington, DC (spring).

Important to know before applying: The Canadian Studies Center has a memorandum of understanding with the Killam program, which guarantees students nominated by the Center a place in the program. Make sure your application is through the direct exchange program!

Note about study abroad and COVID-19: While in-person exchanges are currently restricted, Killam is accepting applications for 2021-2022 as usual, and accepted students will receive their award whether they complete their exchange in person or online.

Applications for 2021-2022 are closed.

Program information & application

Killam News

Academic Year 2020-2021

  • Casey Wong

    Immunology and Infection, University of Alberta to UW

Academic Year 2019-2020

  • Wei Hu

    Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Ottawa to UW

  • Benjamin Parsons

    Physics, UW to University of Victoria

Academic Year 2018-2019

  • Shana-Edouard

    Shana Edouard

    Earth and Space Sciences, UW to Western University

  • Christy Yu

    Christy Yu

    Health Sciences, McMaster University to UW

Academic Year 2017-2018

Academic Year 2015-2016

Academic Year 2014-2015

Academic Year 2013-2014

  • Kwame Babukar

    Kwame Babukar

    Communications, UW to York University

  • Hannah Dolph

    Hannah Dolph

    International Studies and Law, Societies and Justice, UW to Carleton University

  • Jackson School of International Studies

    Robert Godfrey

    Honors Arts & Science, Biology, McMaster University to UW

  • Jackson School of International Studies

    Jonathan Kitchen

    Environmental Studies and Urban Studies, York University to UW

Academic Year 2012-2013

  • Jackson School of International Studies

    Rebecca Cohn

    Physiology and Jewish Studies, McGill University to UW

  • Jenny Miller

    Jenny Miller

    Photomedia and American Indian Studies, UW to University of Western Ontario

  • Jackson School of International Studies

    Hedyeh Ziai

    Health Sciences, McMaster University to UW

Academic Year 2011-2012

Academic Year 2010-2011

Academic Year 2009-2010

  • Jackson School of International Studies

    Erin Aylward

    Political Science and Spanish, Memorial University to UW

  • Fang & Tanga

    Rozanna Fang

    French, UW to McGill University

  • Jackson School of International Studies

    Anthony Maher

    International Studies, Modern Languages, Communications, University of Ottawa to UW

  • Fang & Tanga

    Adam Tanga

    Political Science, University of Ottawa to UW

Academic Year 2008-2009

  • Barry Dewitt

    Barry Dewitt

    Math, UW to McMaster University

  • Kelvin Fong

    Kelvin Fong

    Physiology and Music, UW to University of Toronto

  • Olson & Robinson

    Lucas Olson

    International Studies and Economics, UW to University of Victoria

  • Olson & Robinson

    Reva Robinson

    Linguistics, UW to Queen's University

This program, administered by Fulbright Canada, is supported by an endowment from the American Killam Trusts, Global Affairs Canada, and the Foundation for Educational Exchange between Canada and the United States of America (Fulbright Canada). It is an integral part of the Foundation’s multidimensional strategy to foster mutual understanding between Canada and the United States of America. In 2008 the Canadian Studies Center signed a partnership agreement with the Killam Foundation enabling up to two full academic year fellowships annually for UW students.

Cover photo credit: Amy Lu