Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation - Doctoral Scholarship

Award type: 
Award description: 

This three-year leadership program is designed to train engaged leaders, equipping outstanding doctoral candidates with the skills to translate their ideas into action, for the betterment of their communities, Canada, and the world. Up to 16 doctoral Scholars are selected each year and receive generous funding for their studies in addition to leadership training in the context of Brave Spaces.

Value description: 

The annual value of the award is up to $60,000 per year for a maximum of three years ($40,000 per year to cover tuition and reasonable living expenses plus up to $20,000 per year as a research and travel allowance).

Successful recipients who hold their scholarship at Waterloo will also receive the President's Graduate Scholarship!

Eligibility & selection criteria: 
  • You must be already accepted into or in year one, two, or three of a full-time doctoral program in the humanities or social sciences 
  • Your doctoral work must relate to at least one of the Foundation’s Four Themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada and the World, People and their Natural Environment
  • You must be a Canadian citizen studying at a Canadian or foreign institution, or a non-Canadian (permanent resident or foreign national) enrolled in a doctoral program at a Canadian institution

For full eligibility and selection criteria, please visit the Trudeau Foundation website.

Open to any program
Canadian/Permanent resident, International/study permit student
Selection process: 
Application required
Additional instructions: 

Applicants must submit an application through the Trudeau Foundation's application portal by the posted deadline. No institutional adjudication is involved. For more information, please visit the Trudeau Foundation website. 

Applicants are encouraged to contact GSPA for support throughout the application process.

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