The 2020 Scholarship competition

We empower Scholars to have meaningful impact in their communities and institutions


The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation 2020 Scholarship competition is now underway.

More than a scholarship, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s program is a gateway for bold and innovative thinkers who seek meaningful impact in their communities and institutions. 

From November 15th, 2019 until January 22nd 2020, PhD students in the Humanities and Social Sciences – in Canada and abroad – may begin applying to be part of a unique three-year program providing generous financial support for research, and the opportunity to develop new skills as engaged leaders. Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholars also benefit from participating in a vibrant community of Scholars, Mentors, Fellows and alumni. 

We are seeking Scholars who wish to commit to a three-year program featuring the Foundation’s Institutes of Engaged Leadership, providing unconventional learning experiences that foster skills to help translate their expertise into meaningful action in Canada and the world.



Learn more about the scholarship program and requirements here.