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Competition Details

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

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Supports doctoral candidates pursuing research (at a Canadian university or as Canadian citizens) on one of the Foundation's four themes: human rights and dignity, responsible citizenship, Canada in the world, and people in their natural environment.

The Trudeau scholarship is Canada's most prestigious doctoral award in the social sciences and humanities. Each year, the Foundation awards scholarships to up to fifteen doctoral students from Canada or abroad who have achieved high academic excellence and who demonstrate an interest in public policy and a willingness to learn in an interdisciplinary setting.

Award Value

Each scholarship is valued at $60,000 annually for up to four years, including $20,000 annually to support research-related travel.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Doctoral

Minimum Grade Point Average



Campus Nomination Required Yes
Year of Study Funded Doctoral
Academic Areas: Social Sciences, Mass Communication, Law, Humanities, Fine Arts
Areas of Interest: Public Service
Language Funding No
Location Abroad

Be sure to consult the competition website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


Trudeau Campus Nomination Deadline
Friday, February 1, 2019

Trudeau Electronic Deadline
Friday, February 22, 2019

Last updated: May 31, 2019