Applications are now open for the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships for the 2023-2024 academic year. These scholarships are available to international students who wish to pursue a PhD degree at Canadian universities. The scholarship has an annual value of up to $60,000, including a travel allowance of $20,000 per scholar for a maximum of three years.
The scholarship supports interdisciplinary research and fieldwork by providing funding for research and travel, allowing scholars to interact with diverse communities that can enhance their studies. Each scholar is paired with a distinguished Trudeau Mentor who is a prominent figure in Canadian public life. Additionally, the scholarship offers the opportunity to engage with a network of leaders and individuals in various fields of the social sciences and humanities.
Candidates are evaluated based on their academic achievements, which should meet the highest standards of doctoral scholarship programs globally. They should also demonstrate the ability to engage in lively exchange with other researchers and scholars and show a desire to contribute to public dialogue.
The scholarship is available for PhD programs in the social sciences and humanities and can be pursued at Canadian universities. The program duration is a maximum of three years. The deadline varies depending on the university, but the deadline to apply directly to the foundation is December 2, 2023.
To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must be accepted into or in the first, second, or third year of a full-time doctoral program and the research must relate to at least one of the four central themes of the foundation. Both Canadian citizens studying at Canadian or international institutions and non-Canadians (permanent residents or foreign nationals) enrolled in a doctoral program at a Canadian institution are eligible to apply.
To apply for the scholarship, candidates should check their university’s internal selection process deadlines, register on the foundation’s application portal, and fill out the application form. They should also secure recommendation letters from two referees and upload transcripts covering their post-secondary education. Candidates are advised to inform the awards officer responsible for the scholarship competition at their university and ensure that their application is included in the university’s selection process.
The foundation does not require university nominations, and all completed applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed and assessed. The foundation is committed to regional representation, linguistic representation, diversity in perspectives and disciplines, and other forms of diversity.
For more information about the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships, candidates can visit the official website.