Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships

Leaders cannot emerge from a vacuum, without networks, mentorship, training, or role models.

The 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.

The program will last for three years and will also provide generous support for Scholars’ doctoral work in the form of a stipend and a research and travel allowance. Interested students apply directly to the Foundation. 

Candidates are invited to join the Foundation for Virtual Information Sessions on November 10th, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. EST for the French session and at 12:30 p.m. EST for the English session. These information sessions will take place via Zoom. Herer are the connection details: 

  • Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 – 1.5 hour French session for Scholar candidates at 10:00 a.m. EST. Register here!
  • Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 – 1.5 hour English session for Scholar candidates at 12:30 p.m. EST. Register here!

Value and Duration

  • $40,000 per year for three years to cover tuition and reasonable living expenses; and
  • $20,000 per year for three years, as a research and travel allowance

Timeline and Deadlines

  • October: Application period opens
  • December 21, 2021 17:00 EST (5pm): Deadline to submit an application directly to the Foundation
  • May: Official announcement of new Scholars