Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship


At a glance

  • Value: $40,000 annual stipend & $20,000 travel allowance per year (up to 4 years)
  • Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship Program
  • Interested and eligible students should submit the preliminary application form (PDF) to the Graduate Studies Office (via email to by Nov 1 
  • Our internal review committee will review all preliminary applications and invite the top 8 students to complete the Trudeau Foundation's online application. Students will be contacted by Nov 8 with internal decisions
  • Students who are invited to complete the Trudeau Foundation's online form must be able to dedicate 10+ hours between Nov 8 - 30
  • FAQs: Visit the New Trudeau Website FAQ Section

The Trudeau Foundation supports doctoral candidates pursuing research of compelling present-day concern, touching upon one or more of the four themes of the Foundation. Research must be within the themes of the Foundation; human rights and social justice, responsible citizenship, Canada and the world, and humans and their natural environment.

Trudeau Scholars are each paired with a Trudeau Mentor, an outstanding professional who pursues policy analysis and implementation in his or her daily work.


Learn more about the Foundation by reading through the experiences of the Fellows.

Trudeau Award Winner Profiles