- Since its inception, the Trudeau Foundation has selected and supported 217 students out of over 2500 applications.
- The Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation doctoral scholarship in the social sciences and humanities is the only one of its scope and stature in Canada.
- Trudeau Scholars are outstanding students who are interested in growing in a multidisciplinary learning environment and addressing important questions for Canada and the world.
- Any Canadian or foreign higher education institution
Field(s) of Study
- Canada in the world
- Responsible Citizenship
- People and their Natural Environment
- Human Rights and Dignity
What does the scholarship cover?
Recipients of this doctoral scholarship are entitled to:
- $40,000 per year for three years
- $20,000 per year for 3 years, as a research and travel allowance
- Development of leadership potential
- Advice from a mentor from various spheres of Canadian public life, starting in the 2nd year of the scholarship
- An opportunity for a fourth year writing or dissemination scholarship
- Involvement in a lively exchange with other researchers or scholars who have a keen interest in contributing to public dialogue.
- Support from an outstanding community of scholars, mentors and fellows, and opportunities for interaction with 350 leaders and personalities in every sector of social sciences and the humanities.
- Collaboration with Foundation mentors, scholars and fellows on interdisciplinary projects going beyond their field of expertise
- Sharing of innovative ideas at events organized by or in conjunction with the Foundation
How many scholarships are given?
- Up to 15 scholarships yearly
Which countries are targeted?
- Canadian and foreign doctoral candidates from all over the world
Am I Eligible to Apply?
- You must be a full-time first or second-year student enrolled (or in the process of enrolling) in a doctoral program in the humanities or social sciences.
- Canadian citizens who are enrolled in a full-time doctoral program in Canada, or Canadian citizens who are enrolled full-time in a doctoral program outside Canada are also eligible to apply.
- Up to one scholar in four selected every year may be a non-Canadian (foreign national or permanent resident) enrolled full-time in a doctoral program at a Canadian institution. Students from emerging nations are therefore encouraged to apply for this scholarship.
How Do I Apply – Next Steps
- Candidates must be nominated by the Canadian or foreign higher education institution where they are currently studying, or wish to study at.
- Universities may nominate a candidate from their institution who is currently pursuing doctoral studies at another university.
The selection process for Pierre Elliot Trudeau scholars involves:
- Evaluation of application files by a selection committee
- 30 finalists are then invited to an interview at the Foundation offices in Montreal
- 15 candidates are then recommended to the Application and Nomination Review Committee, and then to the Board for approval.
- Academic Excellence
- Public Engagement
- Communication Skills
- A desire to be involved in the community with other researchers and scholars
- Thematic relevance of doctoral research
- A desire to contribute to public dialogue and transmit knowledge
- The application period opens in September 2018 and closes on 8 December 2018.
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