The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation doctoral scholarships in the humanities and social sciences are awarded to Canadian and foreign doctoral candidates pursuing research related to one of its four founding themes:

  • Human rights and dignity
  • Responsible citizenship
  • Canada in the world
  • People and their natural environment

Trudeau scholars are outstanding students who are interested in growing in a multidisciplinary learning environment and in addressing important questions for Canada and the world.

Applicants must be

  • full-time first or second year students enrolled (or in the process of enrolling) in a doctoral program in the humanities and social sciences
  • Canadian citizens or permanent residents enrolled full-time in a doctoral program in Canada
  • Canadian citizens enrolled full-time in a doctoral program outside of Canada
  • Nominated by the Canadian or foreign institution where they wish to study or are currently studying. Universities can nominate a candidate from their institution who is pursuing doctoral studies at another university.

Each year, the Foundation awards up to fifteen scholarships of $40,000 annually for three years. Scholars also receive $20,000 per year for three years as a research and travel allowance and the opportunity for a fourth year writing or dissemination scholarship.

Interested students should work with their respective departments in order to submit an application. The agency application deadline is December 9, 2016. To obtain more information about the application process and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.