National deadline: February 1, 2016 (postmarked on or before)
- Citizenship in the home country
- Full-time undergraduate student
- Superior academic achievement. There is no GPA requirement, though an impressive GPA will strengthen any application
- Expected to receive an undergraduate degree in the Spring of 2016 or beyond
- Proficiency in English. Proficiency in French is required to study at Francophone universities.
- Nominated by home university
Award summary and benefits: The fellowship offers students an opportunity to experience the Canadian culture, study at world-class research opportunities and gain transfer credits that will fulfull necessary credits toward their degree at their home institution.
- US $5,000 for one semester
- $500 in the host country's denomination for Health Insurance Allowance
- $800 in the host country's denomination for in-country travel allowance
- Fall Killam Orientation in Ottawa, ON (travel costs, room and board)
- Spring Seminar in Washington, DC (travel costs, room and board)
A limited amount of funds are available on a competitive, need-determined basis to students from private universities to help offset tuition differentials.
Applicants to the open competition may be students currently enrolled at any degree granting institution in the United States (including the participating universities) and be applying to any degree granting institution (including the participating colleges and universities) in Canada. Applicants are responsible for applying to three Canadian universities. Be aware that those application deadlines may precede the Killam deadline.
Application process: Hardcopy and mailed to Killam Fellowship Program. The application can be accessed here: http://www.killamfellowships.com/programs/americans/how-to-apply-a.html
- Killam Fellowships Program Application Form
- Personal Statement One (1) single spaced page maximum
- Curriculum Vitae (3) pages maximum.
- Course Selection Form
- Confidential Reference Forms (2)
- Official university transcript in a sealed envelope.
- Photocopy of your passport (preferred), birth certificate, or other documentation that verifies citizenship.
- English Language Proficiency Report If your first language is not English and if you are not currently to studying at an English-language university, you are required to submit a language proficiency report.
- French Language Proficiency Report If your first language is not French and if you are planning to study at a French-language university, you are required to submit a language proficiency report.
Note: In addition the Fellowships and Grants Office will require proof that the “Off-Campus Study Leave” application (http://www.whitman.edu/ocs) has been filed with the Off Campus Study Office by the internal deadline.
Selection process: All applications will be thoroughly reviewed and the applicants ranked by an independent adjudication committee comprised of faculty members from participating universities and senior officials from the Foundation. Please be aware that all received applications will be verified for completeness and processed in January and February. The Foundation is aiming to have all applications adjudicated by late February/early March and inform the students of their status by early April. The committee will rank all candidates based on their proposed program of study, their personal statement, their record of academic achievement, and their letters of reference. The committee will produce a list of recommended candidates, which will include alternates. This list will form the basis for all award decisions.
Approved applications must be sent to:
FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
THE KILLAM FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM
350 ALBERT STREET, SUITE 2015
OTTAWA, ON K1R 1A4 CANADA
Faculty representative: Keith Raether