Trudeau Doctoral Scholarship


Up to 15 Trudeau Scholarships are awarded each year nationally to support outstanding 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



  • Preliminary documents due to FGS by July 4, 2016;
  • Draft applications, transcripts, and letters due August 31, 2016;
  • Final applications, transcripts, and letters due Fall 2016.

How to Apply

Submit the following preliminary documents to to Richolette Freckleton, Scholarship and Awards Coordinator ( by July 4, 2016.

  • A statement outlining your current and proposed research (maximum two pages)
  • A statement outlining your demonstrated and potential leadership (maximum one page)
  • A description of research contributions you have made in previous research work, your role and impact (maximum one page)
  • An up-to-date CV

Please see the Award Guide (.pdf) for details and other important dates.


  • Research Officer
    230 York Lanes
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
    (416)736-2100 ext. 44168
  • Scholarship Coordinator
    230 York Lanes
    Office of the Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies
    (416)736-2100 ext. 33954

Last update June 2, 2016