Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

Deadline

Likely December 2022

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.

At least 12 doctoral Scholars are selected each year and receive generous funding for their studies in addition to leadership training in the context of Brave Spaces.  This scholarship program supports doctoral students pursing research in one or more of the Foundation’s Four Themes:  Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada and the World, and People and their Natural Environment.

The Foundation will be offering information sessions for scholarship candidates:

  • 10 November 2021 at 10:00 am ET (7:00 am PT) – 1.5 hour session for Scholarship candidates (French session) – Register
  • 10 November 2021 at 12:30 pm ET (9:30 am PT) – 1.5 hour session for Scholarship candidates (English session) – Register
 

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: 21 December 2021 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.  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 applicants 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.  As of 2020, the University of British Columbia no longer nominates a subset of applicants to the national competition (there is no department-level or university-level adjudication).

Finalists will be invited by the Trudeau Foundation for group interviews to take place in February 2022 (remote/virtual interviews), followed by solo interviews for finalists in March. Selected candidates will be notified by the Foundation in May 2022.

Further Information

For further information about the Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships, please visit the Foundation website.

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

 
 

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