Details of Scholarship
The renewed Scholarship program (Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships Canada) of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation (PETF) is a gateway for courageous, bold, original thinkers who are hungry to play a leadership role in their communities. The Foundation’s three years program aims to train Engaged Leaders, in order to build the capacity for academics to make their research accessible beyond academia, to partner and work with a diversity of actors across society, and to help address some of the most pressing domestic and global issues of direct relevance for the future of Canada.
The leadership training provided to each cohort of Scholars is based on a scientific theme, which is chosen because of the social importance of the issues it raises and its interdisciplinary dimensions. This innovative model aims to help Scholars to look beyond their areas of expertise and develop a desire to engage with people, issues and ideas typically outside their academic training.
Our scientific theme for the 2020-2023 leadership program cycle will be Technology & Ethics. In particular, leadership training will be offered through the lens of ethical issues pertaining to biotech and the incorporation of artificial intelligence in the area of health care.
Benefits of Scholarship
Successful Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholars will receive under Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships Canada:
- Membership in a vibrant community of Scholars, Mentors, and Fellows, all of whom are leaders in their respective disciplines and sectors
- Leadership training from our Mentors and Fellows
- Up to $40,000 per year for three years to cover tuition and reasonable living expenses
- Up to $20,000 per year for three years, as a research and travel allowance
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholars will:
- Attend a community retreat in Moncton, New Brunswick, from June 17th to June 19th, 2020 and two Institutes of Engaged Leadership during the first year of their term. The first Institute will take place in Montreal, Quebec, in November 2020. The second Institute will be in Helsinki (Finland) in March 2021
- Collaboratively plan and participate in a conference event during the second year of their term
- Work with other Scholars, Mentors, and Fellows on a creative project during the third year of their term
Eligibility for Scholarship
To be eligible for Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships Canada, applicants must:
- 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
Application procedure to apply for Scholarship
Applicants are required to apply through a university’s internal selection process using the Foundation’s application portal for Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships Canada. If your university chooses to nominate you for the national competition, your application will be forwarded to the PETF with a letter of nomination and will undergo a rigorous review process. Finalists will be invited to interviews with the selection committee. Up to 20 Scholars will be selected in 2020. The Foundation advises students to contact their university to learn about its internal selection process and deadlines.