Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships support outstanding doctoral students working in one or more of the following areas: human rights and social justice, responsible citizenship, Canada and the world, and humans and their natural environment.
At a glance
Up to $60,000 per yr/3 years
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
January 5, 2021 at 11:59 pm EST
Accepted into or in year one, two, or three of a full-time doctoral program in the humanities or social sciences
Preparing your application
You are encouraged to apply for awards when you have submitted your admissions application and received your University of Calgary student number (UCID). You are not required to meet the eligibility requirements in the terms of reference of an award when you apply, but if successful, you must meet the eligibility requirements at the time the award is paid.
Please ensure that you have completed the following two steps before submitting your application:
Read the terms of reference
Awards are based on merit. It is important to read and understand the award terms of reference listed on this page and/or on the agency, or donor website.
Know your eligibility
Read our guide to discover the polices and regulations that determines a student's award eligibility at the University of Calgary.
For Full Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines, refer to Trudeau Foundation.
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
Candidates who are committed to a three-year leadership program and who meet the eligibility criteria can apply directly to the Foundation through the application portal.
Attend a workshop
Set yourself up for success and attend one of our workshops
Trudeau online information sessions for students
November 12 | 2:30 pm EST | online
December 14 | 11:00 am EST | online
The Graduate Leaders Circle (GLC) is hosting scholarship cafes, dedicated one-on-one mentoring sessions for students applying for scholarships. Drop-in and scheduled sessions are available.
If you have eligibility questions or you experience difficulties with the application, please contact the Faculty of Graduate Studies office (firstname.lastname@example.org).