2018 Doctoral Scholarships in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Aboriginal Peoples
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit:

Memorial Deadline: Saturday 4th, November 2017

External Deadline: Friday 8th, December 2017


This opportunity is administered by the School of Graduate Studies. Please contact Gail Lamkin (glamkin@mun.ca) for additional information.

Each year, the foundation awards up to 15 scholarships to Canadian and foreign doctoral candidates pursuing research related to one or more of the four thematic areas: human rights and dignity, responsible citizenship, Canada’s place in the world, and people and the natural environment.

The value of a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholarship is $40,000 per year for three years, plus up to an additional $20,000 annually to support research related travel. Each Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholar is paired with a mentor, an accomplished Canadian who has made an impact in politics, the arts, business, government, civil society, the judiciary or the media.

Candidates are evaluated based on their academic achievements, their desire and ability to contribute to public dialogue, their intention to work in areas of public relevance related to one or more of the Foundation’s four themes, and their ability to engage in dynamic exchange with other researchers and scholars.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation doctoral scholarships are available to full time first or second year students registered (or in the process of registering) in a doctoral program in the humanities and social sciences. The Foundation awards scholarships to Canadian citizens registered full-time in a doctoral program in Canada, or Canadian citizens registered full-time in a doctoral program outside of Canada. Up to one scholar in four per year may be a non-Canadian citizen (permanent resident or foreign national) registered full-time in a doctoral program at a Canadian institution. This applies in particular to students from emerging nations.

The Foundation strongly encourages universities to submit a slate of nominees from the full range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. Past Foundation scholars have studied anthropology, communications, criminology, economics, environmental sciences, history, law, literature, management sciences, philosophy, political science, public health, social work, and sociology, among others.

Funding Sources

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: October 5, 2017