The Trudeau Foundation Scholars Programme will grant up to fifteen new scholarships every year to outstanding doctoral candidates in the humanities and social sciences. Trudeau Scholars are selected through a process that involves nomination by a university, an application supported by references and transcripts, internal and external review and selection panels, an interview, and the approval of the Board of Directors.
The Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship is tenable for three years. During their third year, Trudeau Scholars may apply for a thesis writing scholarship or a postdoctoral scholarship, for a fourth year of financing. The Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship consists of two distinct financial categories:
(1) an annual stipend of $40,000, which is intended to cover the cost of tuition and reasonable living expenses. If a Trudeau Scholar concurrently holds other scholarships or fellowships that allow for the accumulation of awards, and if the total value of those external awards exceeds $10,000, the Foundation will subtract the amount over $10,000 from the $40,000 annual stipend.
(2) an annual travel allowance of $20,000, which is available to support research-related travel and to cover networking expenses associated with the Foundation's Public Interaction program
Far beyond a financial assistance, the Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship offers award winners the opportunity to interact with an exciting community of leaders and committed individuals in every field of the social sciences and humanities.
Trudeau Scholars will be required to spend a portion of their time during the tenure of their award at an institution or fieldwork location away from their home university, and outside the province in which that university is located.
Other restrictions apply. Complete information and application forms may be obtained from the website:
Information on the application process, and the internal competition deadline will be circulated to all graduate departments/programs in the Fall term.