Call for Applications: Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships – Deadline: January 18, 2019

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

Value: $40,000 stipend plus $20,000 travel allowance per year, for up to 3 years

UBC applicant deadline: 11:59pm (Vancouver time) on Friday, January 18, 2019

Up to 20 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support doctoral students pursuing research related to one of its four founding 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.


  • Doctoral students already accepted into or in year one, two, or three of a full-time program in the humanities or social sciences whose work relates to one of the Foundations’ four themes
  • Although priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, up to 25% of Scholars in a given year may be non-Canadians (permanent residents or foreign nationals) enrolled in a doctoral program at a Canadian institution

Applications are submitted via the Trudeau Foundation application portal:

  • Create an account online at:
    • For University Name, enter “The University of British Columbia”
    • For Faculty or Department, enter the chosen UBC graduate program
  • Registrants will receive a username and password in 4 business days (applicants should check their spam/junk folder)
  • Once account access is granted: Complete the application form, request three letters of reference, and upload transcripts
  • After applying, applicants should email with their full name, UBC student number, and the name of their graduate program to ensure that their application is linked to UBC

Please note that there is no graduate program nomination process. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will convene an adjudication committee composed of UBC faculty members to review applications and select UBC’s nominees to the national competition.

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