Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

Deadline

2 December 2022 at 5:00 pm ET

Annual Value

Up to $40,000 stipend plus up to $20,000 research and travel allowance per year for three years

Citizenship

Canadian
Permanent Resident
International

Degree Level

Doctoral
 

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship Program offers a three-year leadership program designed to train Engaged Leaders, equipping doctoral candidates with the skills to translate their ideas into action, for the betterment of their communities, Canada, and the world.

While the Foundation continues to seek scholars with the greatest intellectual capacity and a track record of academic achievement, they are also looking for those demonstrating a willingness to engage with a plurality of perspectives, people, cultures, and ideologies, and who are committed to deep listening, profound curiosity, and exploring grey areas.

The Foundation welcomes applications from candidates across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, in business schools, public health and law. Candidates’ research must be related to one or more of the Foundation’s four central themes: Human Rights and Dignity; Responsible Citizenship; Canada and the World; and, People and their Natural Environment.

 

Eligibility

Complete eligibility requirements can be viewed on the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation webpage.

Evaluation Criteria

Complete evaluation criteria can be viewed on the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation webpage.

Application Procedures

Application deadline: 2 December 2022 at 5:00 pm ET (2:00 pm PT).

Complete application procedures can be viewed on the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation webpage.

Interested applicants apply directly to the Trudeau Foundation to be considered in the national competition; all interested and eligible applicants may apply.  As of 2020 the University of British Columbia no longer nominates a subset of applicants to the national competition (there is no earlier department or university deadline).

Regarding transcripts:

  • Please note that the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies does not provide transcripts for any scholarship competitions. 
  • Your UBC graduate program may have some of your transcripts on file.  If so, well in advance of the application deadline, confirm with your UBC graduate program which transcripts the program has on file and can provide to support your Trudeau application, and which transcripts you must still order from prior institutions.
  • It remains the applicant's responsibility to ensure that they submit a complete transcript package to the Trudeau Foundation, even if some of the transcripts were obtained from their UBC graduate program.

Adjudication Procedures

Interested applicants apply directly to the Trudeau Foundation to be considered in the national competition; all interested and eligible applicants may apply.

Finalists will be invited by the Trudeau Foundation for group interviews to take place in February (remote/virtual interviews), followed by solo interviews for finalists in March. Selected candidates will be notified by the Foundation in May.

Further Information

For further information about the Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships, please visit the Foundation website and detailed award competition webpage.

If you have questions, contact the Trudeau Foundation directly at scholarships@trudeaufoundation.ca.

 
 

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