Trudeau Fellowships

Each year, the Foundation selects up to five (5) Fellows who will participate in the training of tomorrow’s leaders and will contribute to a wholesale transformation of our society. At the same time, they will continue their own evolution as socially engaged thinkers. The Fellows will receive up to $50,000 per year for three years in compensation for the activities for which they have been selected (training, teaching, sharing and planning) as well as up to $15,000 per year for three years in a Travel Allowance to attend Foundation events. 

Eligibility: Fellows are: Top-level researchers and professors in the social sciences and humanities (early-career researchers and professors are encouraged to put forward their candidacy as much as candidates with extensive experience); intellectuals rooted in their communities, with experience in community-based projects, and with an interest in experiential learning; gifted and original teachers; bold, inspired thinkers; Canadians and foreign professors from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, persons with disabilities, and from all gender identifications and sexual orientations; First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.

Note: Fellows commit to the following over three years: participate in a strategic planning retreat with the Foundation community; conceive one intensive seminar in their area of expertise relating to the theme of the current scientific cycle, work with Mentors and direct end-of-day discussions; participate in the planning and organization of a General Conference led by Scholars; work with Scholars and Mentors on an initiative to disseminate the learnings from their experience. This program has been redesigned for 2019, and is now a direct application rather than an institutional nomination. For record keeping purposes and/or for strategic advice, please inform the ISA Office if you are intending to submit an application.

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Upcoming Deadlines

February 22, 2020February 22, 2020 *
16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Trudeau Fellowships Fellows are role models who provide intellectual tools that promote both thought and action. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.