Killam Connection Competition for Faculty


*** Sent on behalf of the Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies ***


Dear Faculty,

The Office of the Dean and Vice-Provost of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies invites faculty members to submit a proposal for the Killam Connection Program.

The Killam Connection program provides up to $25,000 to enable UBC faculty to host an innovative and interdisciplinary research forum and graduate course focused around a theme of general interest and importance. It must include a series of invited scholars (preferably from both within and outside the academy) and public events, and incorporate various aspects of public scholarship (creating and circulating knowledge for and with those outside the academy). The purpose of the Killam Connection program is to provide an opportunity for faculty and graduate students to engage with leading scholars on matters of importance, and for students to gain experience developing and possibly implementing scholarly projects aimed at a public impact beyond academy. The course should be available to students in one of the following terms: January 2022, or September 2022.

All faculty members are invited and encouraged to apply. The first step of applications is to submit a Letter of Intent to the attention of Dr. Serbulent Turan, Public Scholarship Coordinator, at serbulent.turan(at) The letter should be no longer than 3 pages and should include a broad description of the course and its potential appeal and benefit to graduate students from diverse disciplines; a list of potential public speakers and public events; and ideas about the public scholarship component including scholarly products by students. The deadline for the letter of intent for 2021-2022 Killam Connection projects is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021.

Further details on the program, eligibility and assessment criteria, potential ideas for public scholarship components, previous winners and links to their courses can be found on the Killam Connection Program website: Questions may also be addressed to Dr. Turan.

Best wishes,


Serbulent Turan, PhD
Public Scholarship Coordinator |
Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies | The University of British Columbia
201-6371 Crescent Road | Vancouver BC | V6T 1Z2 Canada
Phone 604 827 2472 |