Canada Graduate Scholarships – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Governance and Public Policy
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: Inquire with your unit

Memorial Deadline: Inquire with SGS

External Deadline: Friday 9th, October 2020


Please contact MUN’s School of Graduate Studies for information on the submission process for this program, including internal deadlines.

The Canada Graduate Scholarships—Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS) program supports high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian universities and affiliated research institutions and universities, or other research institutions outside of Canada.

This foreign study supplements program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Joseph-Armand Bombardier, Alexander Graham Bell or Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the master’s or doctoral level, or a Vanier CGS at the doctoral level.

CIHR and external partner(s) financial contributions for this initiative are subject to availability of funds. Should CIHR or external partner(s) funding levels not be available or are decreased due to unforeseen circumstances, CIHR and partner(s) reserve the right to reduce, defer or suspend financial contributions to grants received as a result of this funding opportunity.

  • The total amount available for this funding opportunity is $270,000, enough to fund approximately 45 awards. The maximum amount per award is $6,000 for a defined research study period abroad of a minimum of three months to a maximum of six months. This funding is non-renewable.

Supplements of up to $6,000 are available to active CGS Master’s, CGS Doctoral or eligible Vanier CGS holders to help offset the costs of undertaking research studies outside Canada for a defined period. Supplements are non-renewable. A defined research study period abroad is for a minimum of three months, to a maximum of six months.

Supplements will be paid separately from the CGS or Vanier CGS awards.The CGS-MSFSS is paid to the student and is administered by the Canadian institution where the CGS/Vanier CGS award is held.

The start of your research study period abroad must be after the competition deadline date but within one year of receiving the notice of the award. If you do decide to leave before the results from the competition are announced, the agencies would not be liable for any costs incurred if the application were deemed ineligible.

For further details on the program, please visit CIHR‘s or NSERC‘s websites.

This opportunity is administered by the School of Graduate Studies. Please contact Ms. Gail Lamkin, Scholarships Officer at 709-864-2600 or for further details.

Funding Sources

Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: May 4, 2020