CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (CGS-MSFSS) applications available now

The CGS-MSFSS Program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at recognized universities in Canada. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian universities and affiliated research institutions and universities, or other research institutions outside of Canada.

The scholarships are valued up to $6,000. The deadline for the Summer Competition is May 30, 2014 by 3:30 pm. The deadline for the Fall Competition is September 20, 2014 by 3:30 pm.

To be eligible to apply for this funding opportunity, you must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada by the application deadline;
  • be registered at an eligible Canadian institution at the time of application;
  • undertake your proposed trip abroad no earlier than June 10 or Oct 10th respectively, the Tri-Council competition deadline date;
  • not hold or have held any other CGS-MSFSS during the course of your graduate studies; and
  • have accepted or hold Tri-Council (SSHRC, NSERC or CIHR) Funding

To remain eligible during the research study period abroad, you must:

  • hold an active CGS award at the time your research study period abroad starts;
  • be registered full time in a graduate research studies program at a Canadian institution for the duration of your research study period abroad;
  • take up the award within one year of receiving the notice of award for the CGS-MSFSS; and
  • return to complete your degree in Canada.

Required Documentation

  • online Canada Graduate Scholarships-Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (see urls below) application form for your agency (completed, printed off and signed);
  • detailed research proposal (maximum 2 pages);
  • Letter of Support from your current research supervisor (maximum 1 page); and
  • Letter of Support from the host supervisor (maximum 1 page).
    • must indicate that they have the resources available (e.g. money, time; equipment; library access; etc.) to support your planned research activities. If the host supervisor’s primary place of employment is outside academia, he or she must demonstrate that they have supervised graduate student researchers
  • A budget that provides estimates for costs of travel, living and other expenses during your research study period abroad (to a maximum of $6,000);
  • Consent Form

Application Process

  • Read through Tri-Council materials at the appropriate agency website (information and applications available at the websites)
  • Request Letters of Support
  • Compile a complete application package with all required documentation
  • Submit application package to Sandra Yiu in FGS, 230 York Lanes, by the FGS deadline

FGS Contacts
Melissa Dalgleish

Research Officer
Ext 44168
Sandra Yiu
Scholarship Coordinator
Ext 33954

  • Technical eligibility support
  • Collects information at the application stage