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2018 Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships

Posted by Faculty of Graduate Studies on August 28, 2017 in Awards

Nominations and Selection process

The Trudeau Foundation has announced the deadline for the 2018 Trudeau Scholarship competition. In this national competition, the Trudeau Foundation will award up to 15 new scholarships in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Each scholarship is valued at up to $60,000 per Scholar (including an annual research/travel allowance of $20,000) for up to four years.

The Foundation’s four founding themes are: human rights and dignity, responsible citizenship, Canada in the world, and people and their natural environment. The Foundation “strongly encourages universities to consider submitting a slate of nominees that includes students from the full range of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences.”

Eligible candidates must be in the first or second year of their doctoral program, or be applying to such a program.  Candidates are evaluated based on their academic achievement, which must be on par with the highest standards of the world’s most prestigious doctoral scholarship programs. They must also demonstrate an ability to engage in lively exchange with other researchers and scholars, and have an expressed desire to contribute to public dialogue.

Nominations for this prestigious scholarship can only be made by the Faculty of Graduate Studies (FGS). Students hoping to be nominated by FGS must either be applying to a doctoral program at Dalhousie or be enrolled in or have completed a degree program here. The Dalhousie University selection committee, consisting of the Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and the Dean of Law, and chaired by the Dean of Graduate Studies, will review the applications and recommend a slate of candidates to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, who will submit Dalhousie’s nominees to the Foundation by its deadline. 

Completed application files will include the application form and supporting documents specified in the guidelines, including transcripts of all postsecondary studies and three reference letters (two from academic referees and one from a non-academic referee). This entire application package must be submitted to the Portal on or before Monday, November 1st, 2017.

Guidelines are available online at the Trudeau Foundation website.  Please visit the portal to register and submit your application.


Students are encouraged to contact the FGS office to discuss their applications.

For further information on the Dalhousie selection & nomination procedure please contact the Scholarships Officer at 902-494-6246.