Pierre Elliot Trudeau Scholarship

NOTE: The deadline for this award has passed (December 1, 2023)

Award Quick Look

Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2023

Amount: Varies

Student Status: Full Time

Type: External


  • Canadian
  • International
  • Permanent Resident


  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Education
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Counselling
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Music
  • Master of Nursing
  • Master of Science in Management


  • School of Graduate Studies

This three-year leadership program is designed to train Engaged Leaders, equipping outstanding doctoral candidates with the skills to translate their ideas into action, for the betterment of their communities, Canada, and the world. Up to 16 doctoral Scholars are selected each year and receive generous funding for their studies in addition to leadership training in the context of Brave Spaces.


  1. You must be already accepted into or in year one or two of a FT doctoral program, and expected to complete your doctoral studies in 2026 or later
  2. Your field of study is broadly related to the humanities or human sciences of direct relevance to the future of Canada; please refer to the FAQ for more details and read up on past scholarship recipients
  3. 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
  4. Be a Canadian citizen studying at a Canadian or foreign institution, or a non-Canadian (permanent resident of Canada or foreign national) enrolled in a doctoral program at a Canadian institution

For application information, click here

Applications open in September