Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships – Apply by: Dec1, 2023

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

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. 

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.

Note from the FAQ: “Applicants do not need to be a doctoral student of a faculty or department normally associated with social sciences and humanities; we also welcome applicants from engineering, business, health sciences and pure and applied sciences that can demonstrate how their research topic relates to one or more of the Four Themes.” 

  • Value: Up to $40,000 stipend plus up to $20,000 research and travel allowance per year for three years
  • Application Deadline: 1 December 2023 at 2:00 pm PT (5:00 pm ET)

Reminder: As of the 2020 award competition year, 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 department-level or university-level adjudication).

For further information including eligibility requirements, please visit our webpage: or the Trudeau Foundation webpage:  Questions about this scholarship should be directed to the Trudeau Foundation at