THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships 2020-21

Type of award


Managing department

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures


$40,000 per year for three years;

$20,000 per year for three years, as research and travel allowance;

Specified use

Fees and living expenses

Tenable period

3 years for the duration of the programme.

Continuation of award

Continuation of the award is subject to satisfactory progress.

Number available

Up to 20 scholarships are available for the University of Manchester.

Funding provider

Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

Level(s) of study

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study:

  • Postgraduate research

Allowed study options

This funding is available to students undertaking the following modes of study:

  • Full-time

Subject restrictions

This funding is available in all subject areas across the University.

Academic requirements

 Candidates must:

Nationality restrictions

This funding is available to students from:

  • Canada

Other eligibility criteria

Candidates must be Canadian citizens.

Application procedure

Candidates submit their application using the Trudeau Foundation's  online portal . They will need to create an account and upload their application form and all the required documents (including references and transcripts, but excluding the letter of nomination), as outlined on the Trudeau Foundation's  website by 22 nd January 2020.

Referees provide references which must be signed and clearly indicate their name and contact details.

The Faculty of Humanities Associate Dean for PGR considers all submissions from candidates in the University of Manchester and selects suitable candidates. If successful, the Faculty will provide a nomination letter through the online portal.

Application form

Selection criteria

The Faculty Associate Dean for PGR will assess nominations based on Trudeau's evaluation criteria:
  • Academic excellence;
  • Leadership experience and abilities;
  • Thematic relevance of research to the Foundation's themes;
  • Public engagement;
  • Desire to contribute to public dialogue and share knowledge;
  • Communication skills;
  • Desire to belong to a vibrant community made up of leaders from across sectors; and
  • All forms of diversity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, language, region, and discipline. We welcome First Nations, Métis, and Inuit candidates.

Closing date

15 Jan 2020

15 January 2020

Decision date

Late April 2020

Additional information

  • Candidates must explain explicitly how their research fulfils one or more of the four Trudeau themes
  • Candidates must read the eligibility requirements carefully.
  • Their referees must demonstrate how they meet the Foundation's criteria; references designed primarily to support applications for DPhil/PhD programmes may not fulfil this requirement adequately.
  • The Faculty will not consider any incomplete or ineligible applications
  • Application form and references must be written in English
  • For technical support relating to the Trudeau Foundation portal, please contact the Trudeau Foundation directly.
  • For candidates selected to attend an interview in Canada, the University of Manchester will not cover travel expenses

Contact details for enquiries