Trudeau Foundation

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.

Preparing your application

Students with a UCalgary student number (UCID) may apply for awards after submitting an application for admission. You do not need to be accepted into your program before you apply for awards.

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.

Award Guide: Eligibility


Up to $60,000 per yr/3 years


For full eligibility criteria and guidelines, refer to Trudeau Foundation.


Eligible applicants must first submit a Preliminary Assessment Form (PAF) to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship Office.


  • 2020 PAF deadline December 4, 2019