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Pierre ELLIOTT TRUDEAU Foundation Scholarships in CANADA

| Canada




Dec 21, 2021

LEVEL: PhD, Research
FUNDING: Fully Funded
PLACE: Canada

Applications are now opened for the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship Program to study in Canada. The scholarship program is fully funded and aims to help shape researchers into engaged leaders who are conscious of the impact of their research, connected to the realities of their communities, and open to non-conventional forms of knowledge.

The Foundation is looking for audacious, original and avant-garde candidates. The program will last for three years and will also provide generous support for Scholars’ doctoral work in the form of a stipend and a research and travel allowance (for research and conferences attendance).

Founded in 2001 as a living memorial to the former prime minister of Canada, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is an independent and non-partisan charity. Not only the foundation supports creative and critical thinking but also shapes their scholars to become leaders with meaningful impact in their institutions and communities.

Programme Details

  • Host Institution: Canadian Universities in Canada.
  • Eligible Program: Your work must be related to one of the following themes: Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada and the World, People and their Natural Environment.
  • Number of Awards: Not specified.
  • Duration: Three years.
  • Eligible Countries: Open to nationals of all countries in the world.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship Benefits

Successful applicants for the Trudeau Foundation Scholarship will have the following benefits:

  1. Up to $40,000 per year for three years to cover tuition and reasonable living expenses to support Scholars to focus on their doctoral studies and the Foundation’s leadership program.
  2. Tailored leadership training from our Fellows and Mentors, for each cohort of Scholars, notably in the context of our Institutes of Engaged Leadership, which are held twice a year, in Canada and abroad, as well as related travel and accommodations (for an approximate value of $5,000).
  3. Opportunities to acquire greater proficiency in Canada’s official languages (French and English) as well as Indigenous languages for up to $5,000 a year.
  4. Up to $10,000 per year for three years, as a research, networking, and travel allowance related to the Scholar’s doctoral research.
  5. Membership in a vibrant community of Scholars, Mentors, and Fellows, all of whom are leaders in their respective disciplines and sectors, and lifelong membership in the Foundation’s alumni network.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship Eligibility

To apply for this North America program, candidates must meet the following conditions:

  • You must be already accepted into or in year one or two of a full-time doctoral program, and expected to complete your doctoral studies in 2025 or later;
  • Your field of study is broadly related to the humanities or human sciences of direct relevance to the future of Canada;
  • 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;
  • Be a Canadian citizen studying at a Canadian or foreign institution, or a non-Canadian (permanent resident of Canada or foreign national) enrolled in a doctoral program at a Canadian institution.

Selection Criteria

The Trudeau Foundation scholars will be selected according to the following criteria:

  • Academic excellence;
  • Thematic relevance of doctoral research to the Foundation’s central themes;
  • Community engagement;
  • Leadership experience and abilities;
  • Originality and audacity;
  • Communication skills and desire to contribute to public dialogue and knowledge dissemination.

Application instructions

Those wishing to apply for this foundation scholarship program must follow these steps:

  1. Registration: click on the apply button below and follow instructions to create your account. If you already have an account from a scholarship competition prior to 2021, you will need to create a new application.
  2. Fill out the application : Once your registration is complete, you will be able to create an application for the 2022 Scholarship Competition. In order to complete your application, you will need to provide:
    • Demographic information on yourself: The Foundation gathers demographic information for statistical purposes, in order to fulfill its commitment to diversity and inclusion. This information will only be used by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.
    • Essay Questions: Provide answers (200 to 400 words) to four essay questions.
    • Doctoral Projects and Themes: Provide information on your doctoral project, with answers ranging from 200 to 400 words in length.
    • Referees: Enter the name and email address of two referees in the boxes provided. At least one of them must be an academic referee who is able to comment on your university’s academic performance.
    • Language Skills, Post-secondary Education, Achievements and Experience: Provide information on your language skills, your post-secondary education, your achievements – including scholarships, fellowships, awards, publications, conferences, extracurricular, and volunteer activities – as well as your relevant work experience.
    • Upload Transcripts: Upload transcripts for all your post-secondary education, except information related to CEGEP in Quebec, should you have attended CEGEP in Quebec.
    • Read and understand the Foundation’s policies: All candidates are asked to acknowledge that they have read and understood key policies of the Foundation. Throughout the three-year program, all Scholars are asked to read, understand and comply with these policies: Policy on the Prevention of Harassment and Violence and Code of Community Engagement.
  3. Get recommendations: Once you have entered the name and email address of your referees in the space provided in the application form, an email will automatically be sent to the referees, asking them to complete a predetermined referral form directly on the Foundation’s application portal. Referees must complete the predetermined referral form, which includes both narrative answers and numerical evaluations. The foundation is no longer asking referees to upload their reference letter in PDF format on the application portal. You’re advised to follow up with your referees to ensure they submit the completed form on time, by December 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m EST.

All eligible candidates who submit a completed application by December 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST will go through a rigorous selection process. Shortlisted candidates (Round One) will be contacted in February 2022 and invited to group interviews. Finalists (Round Two) will then be invited to meet for individual interviews with members of the ANRC (Application and Nomination Review Committee) in March 2022.

Same as the reference form submission, the deadline to submit an application directly to the foundation is December 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Successful applicants will be officially announced in May 2022. For further information on the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship Program in Canada, please visit the official page.

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