Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships 2023

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships invites applications from international students who want to pursue Ph.D. degrees at Canadian Universities for the academic year 2023-2024. The annual value of this scholarship is up to $60,000 (including an annual travel allowance of $20,000) per Scholar for a maximum of three years.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships 2023

The award supports interdisciplinary research and original fieldwork by providing a substantial yearly allowance for research and travel, enabling the Scholars to gain first-hand contact with the diverse communities that can enrich their studies. Moreover, each Scholar is paired with a distinguished Trudeau Mentor selected by the Foundation among the most eminent Canadian practitioners in all sectors of public life. The Scholarship also offers the opportunity to interact with an exceptional community of leaders and committed individuals in every field of the social sciences and humanities, to participate in events organized by the Foundation, and to hold their own workshops, through available financial support.

Candidates are evaluated based on their academic achievement, which must be on par with the highest standards of the world’s most prestigious doctoral scholarship programs. Future scholars must also demonstrate an ability to engage in lively exchange with other researchers and scholars, and have an expressed desire to contribute to public dialogue.

Scholarship Summary
  • Level of Study: Ph.D. (Doctoral)
  • Study in: Canada
  • Institution(s): Canadian Universities
  • Courses Offered:
    • Social Sciences.
    • Humanity.
  • Program Period:
    • Maximum three years.
  • Deadline: Varies as per universities (Deadline to apply directly to the Foundation: December 02, 2022)
Scholarship Coverage

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships will provide the recipient with the following benefits:

  • Annual value up to $60,000 (including an annual travel allowance of $20,000) per Scholar for a maximum of three years.
Eligibility Criteria for Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarships

To qualify for Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarships, the candidate must fulfill all of the following requirements below:

  • Required Language: English.
  • Eligible Countries: All world countries.
  • You must be already accepted into or in year one, two, or three of a full-time doctoral program in the humanities or social sciences (broadly defined)
  • Your doctoral work must relate to at least one of the Foundation’s four central themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada and the World, People and their Natural Environment
  • Canadian citizens are eligible whether they are at a Canadian or an international institution
  • Non-Canadians (permanent residents or foreign nationals) enrolled in a doctoral program at a Canadian institution are eligible
How to Apply for Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarships?

Please follow the following application instructions for Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarships:

  1. Learn about your university’s internal selection process deadlines: Each university has a different internal deadline, so make sure that you apply on time.
  2. Register: When the competition opens, register for an account on the Foundation’s application portal. You will receive a username and password by email within 4 business days of registering (please check your spam folder if you do not see it). If you already have an account from a previous scholarship competition, you can log in using your existing login credentials or request a password reset.
  3. Fill out the application: Once you log in, you can apply by completing the application form in the “Ébauche / Draft” section of the portal. Please also fill out your contact information in the “Coordonnées / Contacts” section of the portal.
  4. Get recommendation letters: While filling out the application form, you will be asked to enter the name and email address of your two referees in the box provided. An email will automatically be sent to the referees, asking them to upload their reference letters in PDF format directly to our portal. We advise that you follow up with your references to ensure they submit on time.
  5. Upload transcripts: Upload transcripts covering all of your post-secondary education in one PDF document. Candidates who attended CEGEP in Quebec should not include their CEGEP transcripts.
  6. Contact your university: Please inform the awards officer responsible for the PETF Scholarship competition at your university to let them know you’ve applied. This ensures that your application will be included in your university’s selection process.
  7. University nominations: The Foundation is asking all applicants to apply directly to via its application platform. Universities are not required to nominate their preferred candidates. All candidates who submit completed applications by December 02, 2022, at the 5 p.m. EST deadline will be reviewed and assessed by the Foundation. Despite this process, the Foundation remains committed to regional representation, linguistic representation, a plurality of perspectives and disciplines, as well as other forms of diversity.