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Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

ValueMembership in a community of other Scholars, Mentors, and Fellows, all of whom are leaders and change-makers in their respective disciplines and sectors
Leadership training from Mentors and Fellows
$40,000 per year for three years to cover tuition and reasonable living expenses
$20,000 per year for three years, as a research and travel allowance
Number offeredVaries
EligibilityThe Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship Program will help shape researchers into engaged leaders who are conscious of the impact of their research, connected to the realities of the communities in which they work, and open to non-conventional forms of knowledge. The Foundation is seeking candidates who are audacious, original, and forward-thinking.

Doctoral students already accepted into or continuing year one, two, or three of a full-time program in the humanities or social sciences whose work relates to one of the Foundations’ four themes:
  • Human Rights and Dignity;
  • Responsible Citizenship;
  • Canada and the World; and
  • People and their Natural Environment
Canadian citizens, whether at a Canadian or an international institution. In a given year, up to 25% of scholarship recipients may be non-Canadians (permanent residents or foreign nationals) enrolled in a doctoral program at a Canadian institution.

The applicant must be nominated by the Canadian or foreign institution where currently accepted or enrolled in a doctoral program.

Applicants chosen as a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar must:
  • Attend a community retreat and two Institutes of Engaged Leadership during the first year of their term;
  • Collaboratively plan and participate in a conference event during the second year of their term;
  • Work with other Scholars, Mentors, and Fellows on a creative knowledge sharing and dissemination project during the third year of their term;
  • Work towards fluency in English and French with support from the Foundation;
  • Actively engage and collaborate with the Foundation’s community of Scholars, Mentors, and Fellows; and
  • Submit one research progress report per year.
ApplyThe application process is completely online. Information on the selection criteria and application processes are available online at the Trudeau Foundation website. Candidates will apply directly to the Trudeau Foundation via the application platform.

Application process:
  1. Register with the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation at
  2. Fill out the application
  • Demographic information
  • 4 essay questions
  • Doctoral projects and themes
  • Referees (references are completed online; an actual letter is not required)
  • Language skills, post-secondary education, achievements, and experience
  • Transcripts

If you have questions concerning the competition or online portal, please contact the Trudeau Foundation at
For information about this program:
Visit the Trudeau Foundation website.
Phone: 514-938-0001
DeadlineDecember 2, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. EST

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