Fund Details
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships 2016
Award Duration
Three years, 4th year negotiable
Maximum Award Amount
Sponsor Name
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation
Nominations Available to Institution
Sponsor Deadline


Valued at up to $60,000 per year for a maximum of four years, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship provides a generous stipend and yearly allowance for research and travel to support interdisciplinary research and original fieldwork in the social sciences and humanities. Harvard University may nominate up to six applicants for consideration.

Application Information:

Interested and eligible applicants are asked to submit the following:
  • A three page statement describing current or proposed doctoral research. Please include a description of the project, the methodological approach employed and which of the four themes identified by the Trudeau Foundation that the research best aligns with (Human Rights and Dignity, Responsible Citizenship, Canada in the World, and People in their Natural Environment)
  • A current CV (no preferred format)
  • One letter of reference from an academic referee concerning academic achievements (Please note: while the Trudeau Foundation application requires three letters from applicants, Harvard University is requesting that internal applicants only submit one letter as part of their internal application. If internal applicants move ahead with a nomination from Harvard the applicant will then need to gather two additional letters)

Eligibility Criteria:

Harvard University is viewed as a foreign university for this opportunity and is limited to submitting six proposals for consideration. Applicants may not apply directly to the Trudeau Foundation.
Applicants are encouraged to refer to the Trudeau Foundation's FAQ page for further information concerning eligibility and then follow up with the appropriate research administration professional at their school. A list of who to contact at each school is available here

Additional Information, Related Websites, and Proxy Instructions:

More information is available from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation website
Additionally, a list of research professionals available to assist with not only this application but other funding opportunities and resources at each school is available here
Questions or problems with HUFP should be directed to Autumn Bennett in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research, 617-335-5523

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Autumn Bennett at

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