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Eligibility The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation offers a Scholarship that is more than a scholarship. 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. Scholars are selected each year and receive leadership training in the context of Brave Spaces, in addition to generous funding for their studies. Are you ready to embark on a leadership development journey rooted in Brave Spaces?

To apply to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Scholarship, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

1) You must be already accepted into or in year one or two of a full-time doctoral program, and expected to complete your doctoral studies in 2026 or later.

2) Your field of study is broadly related to the humanities or human sciences of direct relevance to the future of Canada; (please refer to the FAQ for more details and read up on past scholarship recipients)

3) 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.

4) Be a Canadian citizen studying at a Canadian or foreign institution, or a non-Canadian (permanent resident of Canada or foreign national) enrolled in a doctoral program at a Canadian institution.

For further information, please visit https://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/become-scholar

For Frequently Asked Questions, please visit https://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/faq

Candidates are invited to join the Foundation for virtual information sessions on November 2nd, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. EST for the French session and at 12:30 p.m. EST for the English session. These information sessions will take place via Zoom, and you may attend by video or by phone if you prefer. Kindly let us know if you require ASL or LSQ sign interpretation by emailing leadership@trudeaufoundation.ca. We will be happy to provide this service.

Kindly note the following connection details:

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 – 1.5 hour French session for Scholar candidates at 10:00 a.m. EST: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qa_BwJNNRlGCZcXq5y-ICw

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022 – 1.5 hour English session for Scholar candidates at 12:30 p.m. EST: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g1VSkZtpT1yLgniqTDkUrw

Value Up to $40,000 per year for three years to cover tuition and reasonable living expenses to focus on their doctoral studies and the Foundation's leadership program.
Currency Canadian
Tenable at No details on tenability available
Deadlines December 2
Application Details Applications must be submitted online by December 2, 2022 via the Trudeau Foundation Application Portal:


Updated October 19, 2022


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