Sophomores and Juniors


Deadline falls on January 31 of each year.


The Killam Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from institutions in the United States to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. Fellows must be U.S. Citizens.  Carleton students may participate in the program as direct exchange students (registering at Carleton, paying their Carleton fees, and attending the host university as an exchange visitor) or as self-placed visiting students (registering at the host university and paying host tuition fees).


Killam Fellowships provide a cash award of $5,000 US per semester ($10,000 for a full academic year), and include a three day orientation in Ottawa, and a three day spring seminar in Washington, DC. In addition, the Foundation provides all American Killam Fellows with a health insurance allowance of $500 Cdn. All Killam Fellows are also eligible to apply for a mobility (in-country travel) grant in an amount not to exceed $800 Cdn. 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 fuller understanding of the culture in Canada. Killam alumni are also eligible to apply for various enrichment opportunities such as the Fulbright Canada Alumni Internship Program, the Killam Community Action Initiative, and the Local Ambassador Program.

Application Process

Prospective applicants seeking guidance should consult with Marynel Ryan Van Zee as early as possible, although no Carleton endorsement process is required. Students apply directly through the Open Competition processPlease note that, if you are selected, the Killam support will not cover the full cost of attendance at a Canadian university

The official Killam deadline is January 31 of each year.


Marynel Ryan Van Zee, Director of Student Fellowships, Laird 131, x4300/mryanvanzee.

Official Website

Killam Fellowships