Graduate Awards

In addition to these awards, the University supports graduate students through teaching, research, and service fellowships and assistanceships. For these, contact your graduate chair or graduate administrator for details.

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 and can be found at here. The applicant must register with the Trudeau Foundation before accessing the portal.

In addition to the online application, applicants will need to provide the following:
  • Transcripts of all post-secondary studies, including CEGEP transcript for candidates who attended CEGEP in Quebec. These must be scanned and uploaded to the electronic application as a single PDF. Applicants must be sure to include a single copy of each transcript key (usually found on the back of the transcript) to aid the Trudeau Foundation in reading the transcripts.
  • Three letters of reference &ndash one letter must be from an academic referee concerning academic achievements; one letter must be from a non-academic referee concerning the applicant’s leadership abilities; the third reference letter may come from an academic or non-academic referee. The letters of reference must be signed and must clearly indicate the name and contact information of the referee. Applicants will submit the names and email address of their referees to their application, which will send an electronic message to the referee directing them to upload their PDF reference letter directly to the electronic application. Applicants will not be able to see these reference letters once they are attached.
For general information:
E-mail Graduate Awards & Scholarships

For information about this program:
Visit the Trudeau Foundation website.
Phone: 514-938-0001
E-mail: scholarships@trudeaufoundation.ca
DeadlineJanuary 14 2019
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