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Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships


To support doctoral candidates pursuing research of compelling present-day concern in areas touching upon 1 or more of the 4 themes of the Foundation: human rights and social justice, responsible citizenship, Canada and the world, humans and their natural environment.

An additional Canadian $20,000 per year will be available to support research-related travel approved by the Foundation, and to cover networking expenses associated with events and joint projects undertaken within the framework of the Foundation's programmes.


Open to a Trudeau Scholar who is registered full-time in a doctoral level programme approved by the Foundation.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Study Length

4 years

Award Value

Canadian $40,000 per year

Application procedure

Applications to the Foundation must come from the applicant's academic institution as a result of an internal competition.

Closing date

December 14th


Trudeau Foundation

Study Level

  • Doctorate

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation seeks to promote outstanding research in the social sciences and humanities and to foster a fruitful dialogue between scholars and policymakers in government, business, voluntary sector, professions and the arts community.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation by using the links below.


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