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Trudeau Foundation Scholarship

Program:

Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship

Description:

Up to 15 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year to support doctoral candidates pursuing research of compelling present-day concern, touching upon one or more of the four themes of the Foundation: (1) human rights and dignity; (2) responsible citizenship; (3) Canada in the world; and (4) people and their natural environment. Trudeau Scholars are highly gifted individuals who are actively engaged in their fields and expected to become leading national and international figures.

Value and Duration:

$40,000 per year up to three years plus a travel allowance

Deadline:

Each graduate program will set its own internal deadline in advance of the September 26 Faculty deadline.

Technical 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
  • Be nominated by a university

Subject Matter Eligibility:

  • Students’ research must fit one of the four themes of Foundation. The assessment of nominees for Trudeau Scholarships focuses on the following criteria: (1) academic achievement at the level of the most competitive scholarship programs worldwide; (2) an outstanding ability to engage in lively exchange with other researchers and scholars; and (3) the intention to work in an area related to one or more of the four themes of the Foundation, and a desire to contribute to public dialogue around those themes.

Required Documentation:

  • Completed and printed application form (filled out by using Adobe Acrobat)
    Please note that form provided is last years application form. FGS will provide the new form as it become available. For the purposes of preparing your application for the 2014 competition, please use the provided form. If your file is selected to move forward FGS will request that the new form used once release by the Trudeau Foundation
  • Letter of nomination signed by a high-ranking official of the institution
  • Three letters of reference: two (2) from academic referees, principally concerning academic achievements, AND one (1) from a non-academic referee, concerning the non-academic aspects of the application. The letters of reference must be signed and clearly indicate the name and contact information of the referee
  • Transcripts of all post-secondary studies, including CEGEP transcript for candidates who attended CEGEP in Quebec

How to Apply:

Submit a complete application to your graduate program by the internal program deadline.

Contact:

Your Graduate Program for questions about internal program process and submission.

More Information:

http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca/resource/public/boursier

 

 

 

 

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