Killam Fellowship

Website: Killam Fellowship Program


The Killam Fellowship Program is a Fulbright Canada award that 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 $6,000 US per semester, health insurance, and a travel grant of up to $800CAD (on a competitive basis).  Additional benefits include two enrichment seminars held in Ottawa, ON (fall) and Washington, DC (spring). As Fulbright Canada alumni, student will also be able to take advantage of networking, internships, and other award opportunities offered by Fulbright.

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.

  • All American applicants for the Killam Fellowships Program must:
  • Be U.S. citizens
  • Be full-time undergraduate students in good standing at a fully accredited degree-granting college or university in the United States
  • Have met the eligibility requirements of their home university (as they relate to participation in international exchange programs)
  • Be fluent in the English language (and/or French, where appropriate)
  • Have a superior and competitive academic record
  • Complete the application process prior to the published deadlines, and
  • In the case of the direct exchange applicants, be nominated by one's home university.
Student Type
  • freshman
  • sophomore
  • junior
  • senior
Citizen Type
  • US Citizen

Please refer to the UW study abroad website: for more details about the internal deadline in the case of direct exchange.

There are 2 ways to apply:

  • Through UW for direct exchange programs (for study at a participating institution).
  • Directly to the Killam Foundation for the open competition (for study at any institution).

See the Killam website to determine which application process fits with your plans.

To apply through UW for direct exchange programs, information are available at:

For specific information regarding the UW application process, contact canada@uw.eduor call 206-221-6374.
Application forms and information for the open competition are available on the Killam website.

Contact Information

For specific information regarding the UW application process, contact or call 206-221-6374.

For any questions regarding the Killam Fellowship program, please contact Michelle Emond at