Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship


Not accepting applications at this time

Annual Value

$40,000 stipend plus $20,000 travel allowance


Permanent Resident

Degree Level


Up to 15 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support doctoral students pursuing research in one or more of the four themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World and People and their Natural Environment. Trudeau Scholars are highly gifted individuals who are actively engaged in their fields and expected to become leading national and international figures.

The upcoming competition will not follow the usual agenda and it will undergo substantial changes. Stay tuned for updates.


Application Procedures

The upcoming competition is under review, details to be confirmed. For further information, please visit:

Profiles of Award Holders

Brett Schrewe, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholar

Brett Schrewe

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies (PhD)
Turning Canadian Medical Education Inside Out: Medical Citizenship In The Service Of Health Equity

Grace Nosek

Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD)
Harnessing the Power of Law to Protect Climate Change Science from Manufactured Doubt

Mohammad Karamouzian

Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Early injecting careers: Implications for health, HIV risk behaviours, and clinical care
UBC PhD student Stephanie Lake

Stephanie Lake

Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health (PhD)
Exploring the health and social impacts of cannabis use during an ongoing opioid crisis among people who use illicit drugs in Vancouver, Canada