2021 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarships for Researchers – Canada

2021 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarships for Researchers – Canada

The Foundation is seeking applicants who are audacious, original, and forward-thinking. The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship Program will help shape researchers into engaged leaders who are conscious of the impact of their research, connected to the realities of the communities in which they work, and open to non-conventional forms of knowledge.

Application Deadline: 5th January 2021

Eligible Countries: International

Type: Doctorate

To be taken at (country): Canadian Universities

Value of Awards: If you are chosen as a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar, you will receive:

  • Membership in a community of other Scholars, Mentors, and Fellows, all of whom are leaders and change-makers in their respective disciplines and sectors;
  • Leadership training from Mentors and Fellows;
  • $40,000 per year for three years to cover tuition and reasonable living expenses; and
  • Up to $20,000 per year for three years, as a research and travel allowance;
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If you are chosen as a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholar, you must:

  • Attend a community retreat and two Institutes of Engaged Leadership during the first year of your term;
  • Collaboratively plan and participate in a conference event during the second year of your term;
  • Work with other Scholars, Mentors, and Fellows on a creative knowledge sharing and dissemination project during the third year of your term;
  • Work towards fluency in English and French with support from the Foundation;
  • Actively engage and collaborate with the Foundation’s community of Scholars, Mentors, and Fellows; and
  • Submit one research progress report per year.

Duration: 3 years

Eligible Field of Studies: Social Sciences and Humanities related studies, preferably one of the following

  • Human Rights and Dignity
  • Responsible Citizenship
  • Canada and the World
  • People and their Natural Environment
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  • You must be already accepted into or in year one, two, or three of a full-time doctoral program in the humanities or social sciences
  • Your doctoral work must relate to at least one of the Foundation’s four 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

How to Apply: All eligible students must now apply to the Foundation directly. In the past, universities selected a shortlist of nominees, a step that will no longer be part of the process in 2021. 

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