The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Unveils its 2024 Scholars

Montreal, May 27, 2024 — After a thorough multi-stage selection process, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is pleased to reveal the 15 exceptional Scholars who will be part of the 2024-2027 cohort. 

Selected not only for their academic achievements but also for their dedication and willingness to embrace a plurality of perspectives, these Ph.D. candidates will take part in the Foundation’s esteemed three-year program. This initiative aims to cultivate leaders capable of transforming concepts into tangible solutions to the benefit of Canadian and international communities.

The 2024 Scholars will benefit from generous financial support and will benefit from the contribution of Fellows and Mentors. Our scholarship recipients are conducting their doctoral research in a wide range of fields of practice including architecture, law, health, sustainable development management, and education. 

Once again this year, the Foundation received over 450 applications from 40 universities in Canada and 60 universities worldwide. The 15 selected Scholars represent 12 Canadian institutions, as well as the universities of Stanford and Oxford.


The 2024 cohort is made up of the following students:

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The Foundation extends heartfelt congratulations to the new Scholars and thanks the members of the Application and Nomination Review Committee (ANRC), under the leadership of Dr. Mona Nemer, Canada's Chief Science Advisor, for their hard work, commitment, and vital contribution to the selection process.


About the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is an independent and non-partisan charity established in 2001 as a living memorial to the former prime minister. In 2002, with the support of the House of Commons, the Government of Canada endowed the Foundation with the Advanced Research in the Humanities and Human Sciences Fund. By granting doctoral Scholarships, awarding Fellowships, appointing Mentors and holding public events, the Foundation encourages critical reflection and action in four areas important to Canadians: human rights and dignity, responsible citizenship, Canada’s role in the world, and people and their natural environment.