Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship


    This award, the most prestigious of its type in Canada, has continuously attracted the very best scholars in the social sciences and humanities, individuals with a passion for public engagement and who are likely to become leading national and international figures.

    The award supports interdisciplinary research and original fieldwork by providing a substantial yearly allowance for research and travel, enabling the Scholars to gain first-hand contact with the diverse communities that can enrich their studies. Moreover, each Scholar is paired with a distinguished Trudeau Mentor selected by the Foundation among the most eminent Canadian practitioners in all sectors of public life. The Scholarship also offers the opportunity to interact with an exceptional community of leaders and committed individuals in every field of the social sciences and humanities, to participate in events organized by the Foundation and to hold their own workshops, through available financial support.

    Candidates are evaluated based on their academic achievement, which must be on par with the highest standards of the world’s most prestigious doctoral scholarship programs. Future scholars must also demonstrate an ability to engage in lively exchange with other researchers and scholars, and have an expressed desire to contribute to public dialogue.

    Eligibility

    The assessment of nominees for Trudeau Scholarships focuses on the following criteria:

    1. academic achievement at the level of the most competitive scholarship programs worldwide;
    2. an outstanding ability to engage in lively exchange with other researchers and scholars; and
    3. the intention to work in an area related to one or more of the four themes of the Foundation, and a desire to contribute to public dialogue around those themes.

    ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

    • Be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant applying to a doctoral program in the social sciences and humanities or registered full-time in the first or second year of such a program at a Canadian university OR Be a Canadian citizen applying to a doctoral program in the social sciences and humanities or registered full-time in the first or second year of such a program at a foreign university OR Be a foreign national [with a preference for candidates from the developing world] applying to a doctoral program in the social sciences and humanities or registered full-time in the first or second year of such a program at a Canadian university
    • Present a research project linked to one of the four themes of the Foundation
    • Be nominated by a university

    Benefits

    The annual value is up to $60,000 per Scholar (including an annual travel allowance of $20,000) for up to four years

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