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Doctoral Scholarships for International and Canadian Students in Canada, 2014

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Each year, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation rewards outstanding doctoral candidates who are enrolled or about to be enrolled in a social sciences and humanities program at a Canadian university. Up to 15 new scholars are announced each year for doctoral scholarships. The annual value is up to $60,000 per scholar (including an annual travel allowance of $20,000) for up to four years. The application deadline is for digital applications is 13th December 2013 and for print applications is 29th November 2013.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are provided in the field of social sciences and humanities program.
Course Level: Each year, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation rewards outstanding doctoral candidates who are enrolled or about to be enrolled in a social sciences and humanities program at a Canadian university.
Scholarship Provider: Trudeau Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada

Eligibility: 

  • Be a Canadian citizen or landed immigrant applying to a doctoral program in the social sciences and humanities or registered full-time in the first or second year of such a program at a Canadian university. or
  • Be a Canadian citizen applying to a doctoral program in the social sciences and humanities or registered full-time in the first or second year of such a program at a foreign university. or
  • Be a foreign national [with a preference for candidates from the developing world] applying to a doctoral program in the social sciences and humanities or registered full-time in the first or second year of such a program at a Canadian university
  • Present a research project linked to one of the Foundation’s four theme
  • Be nominated by a university.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Canadian and international students (with a preference for candidates from the developing world) can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Each year, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation rewards outstanding doctoral candidates who are enrolled or about to be enrolled in a social sciences and humanities program and who are doing research in areas related to our four themes. This award, the most prestigious of its type in Canada, has continuously attracted the very best scholars in the social sciences and humanities, individuals with a passion for public engagement and who are likely to become leading national and international figures. 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.

Number of award(s): Up to 15 new Scholars are announced each year in May.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for up to four years.

What does it cover? The annual value is up to $60,000 per Scholar (including an annual travel allowance of $20,000) for up to four years.

Selection Criteria: 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.

Notification: Notice will be to the selected candidates. Public announcement of the new Trudeau Scholars will be made in May 2014.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post or online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is for digital applications 13 December 2013 and for print applications is 29 November 2013.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application


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