Programs

2018 competition openings

Interdisciplinary, Intergenerational, and International

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation invests in people and ideas. It offers a neutral meeting ground to contemplate and address the major issues affecting our society and our future through research, learning, scholarship and debate.

As the number of award winners grows, Foundation Fellows, Scholars and Mentors build a network of creative people working together from a variety of perspectives to address fundamental social issues. The unique dialogue that is generated facilitates interdisciplinary, intergenerational and international connections to provide citizens of Canada and the world with a deeper experience of, and commitment to, democracy.

The Fellowships, Scholarships and Mentorships are unsolicited awards in that the Foundation does not accept individual applications. Rather, Canadian and foreign award winners are selected through a rigorous nomination and selection process by external review committees.

Finally, the Public Interaction Program aims to generate informed and lively debates on major issues of public policy affecting Canadians and global society.

The Foundation keeps on building a vibrant community of creative and critical thinkers to share ideas that matter. Its members continue to participate long after the term of their financial award has ended and stay in contact with each other through the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Society.