Fulbright Canada – Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Fellowships 2023/2024

The Fulbright Canada – Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Joint Chair in Contemporary Public Policy: a unique one-year fellowship opportunity for U.S.- based American academics and researchers.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2022

Offered annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: Candidates for a fellowship must be U.S.- based American academics and researchers.

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To be taken at (country): Canada

Fields of Study: Humanities and social sciences.

About the Award: In 2020, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and Fulbright Canada established a dedicated Joint Chair in Contemporary Public Policy for U.S.- based American academics and researchers interested in collaborating with Canadian colleagues and contributing to the Foundation’s leadership development program.

Working alongside the Foundation’s other Fellows and Mentors, the Fulbright Canada – Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellows assist in designing and delivering a leadership curriculum based on the Scientific Cycle and help Scholars develop a unique engagement with issues and ideas that are outside their doctoral training. Fellows also play a critical role in supporting Scholars with knowledge sharing and experiential learning and by actively participating in the Foundation’s flagship events.

Type: Fellowship


  • Be a U.S. citizen. 
  • Hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree as appropriate.  
  • Be proficient in English. 
  • Be in compliance with all J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) guidelines. 
  • Be in compliance with all governmental regulations regarding visas, immigration, travel, and residency. 

Selection Process: 

Applications are first received and reviewed by Fulbright Canada. Shortlisted candidates are shared with the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and then asked to prepare a personal statement explaining how their research and teaching expertise relate to Global Economies in the context of the Foundation’s 2023-2026 Scientific Cycle entitled Canada in the World: The Future of Foreign Policy Global Economies and their interest in this fellowship. 

The Foundation will seek Fellows who are: 

  • Active in public engagement and knowledge sharing outside of academic circles.  
  • Passionate teachers who excel in delivering dynamic and engaging presentations, who are inclined to use original teaching methods and who are committed to providing mentoring to emerging scholars.  
  • Ability to engage with a plurality of perspectives and to foster such engagement among Scholars. 

The Foundation will also consider the Fellow candidate’s availability to participate in three Foundation events in 2023-2024: a virtual community retreat in early summer 2023 and one or two Institutes of Engaged Leadership, as well as other planning and knowledge-sharing activities.  

Value of Fellowship: 

  • Membership in a vibrant community of Scholars, Fellows, and Mentors, all of whom are leaders in their respective disciplines and fields.  
  • Learn, teach, and share with Scholars, Fellows and Mentors, including experiential learning opportunities that enrich and complement academic experiences.  
  • Opportunities to acquire greater proficiency in Canada’s official languages (French and English) and Canada’s Indigenous languages.  
  • Lifelong membership in the Foundation’s alumni network.  
  • US $25,000 award. 
  • Additional allowance of up to CA $15,000 for research, travel and networking associated with Foundation events and the leadership development of Scholars.  
  • 1 year fellowship including a 4-month residential exchange during the 2022-2023 academic year at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) in Montreal.

How to Apply:

Visit Fellowship Webpage for details

Award Provider: Canada Fulbright and The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

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