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Research Fields TEST unrestricted
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Citizenship Canadian or Permanent Resident
Eligibility **Note: The January 2020 competition is for CIHR CGS award holders only.***

As announced by the Government of Canada in Budget 2008, the federal granting agencies will be administering the Canada Graduate Scholarships Micheal Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS). The program will be administered by Canada's federal granting agencies - SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR. Objectives The CGS-MSFSS program will support high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at research institutions outside of Canada. 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. Eligibility To be eligible to apply for the CGS-MSFSS program, applicants must:

  • be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada;
  • be registered at an eligible Canadian institution at the time of application; and
  • hold an active Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS)at the Master's or Doctoral level or a Vanier CGS.
Successful applicants must maintain full-time graduate research studies, and an active CGS or Vanier CGS during the course of their CGS-MSFSS supplement funded activities in order to remain eligible. Eligible applicants can only take up one CGS-MSFSS while they hold an active CGS or Vanier CGS and must do so within one year of receiving the appropriate notification of award letter.
Value $6000
up to
Currency Canadian
Tenable at Research institutions outside of Canada
Deadlines January 17
Application Details **Note: The January 2020 competition advertised is for CIHR CGS award holders only. NSERC and SSHRC have already filled their quotas for this award for the 2019-2020 academic year - so this competition is held only for CIHR CGS award holders as CIHR has additional awards available.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies internal deadline for this competition is Friday, January 17th, 2020.

Complete applications are to be submitted to:

ATTN: Sara Sealey
Faculty of Graduate Studies
500 University Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Please note that you must apply using the CGS-MSFSS application form appropriate to your tri-agency. The form must be submitted as a signed hard copy to the address above. Application forms and procedures can be found at the link at the bottom of this database entry.

There are also two letters of support required for this application per the instructions at the links below. One letter of support must come from your current, University of Manitoba Supervisor, and the other must come from the prospective Host Supervisor at the institution you intend to visit during your study (maximum one page per letter is required per the tri-agency instructions).

Letters of reference can be sent to Sara Sealey, Awards Assistant, via email at sara.sealey@umanitoba.ca - Each letter must arrive as a PDF attachment, on letterhead, and must clearly indicate the contact information for each supervisor. The letters must also be signed. Per the tri-agencies instructions the letters must detail your current supervisor and host supervisor's "support of your research study period abroad (maximum one page each). Your current supervisor must also confirm that the research you will be doing abroad is related to your CGS research topic in their letter. The host supervisor must indicate that they have resources available (financial [if any], supervision time, equipment, library access, etc.) to support your planned research activities. If the host supervisor's primary place of employment is outside academia, they must demonstrate that they have supervised graduate student researchers."

PLEASE NOTE Applicants are now required to submit "Consent to Disclosure" or "Terms & Conditions" forms. Ensure you follow all instructions found on each respective agency's website and include these signed consent or terms forms with your completed application.

Incomplete applications will automatically be considered ineligible.

Please note that application forms for each agency are now all available via the NSERC website in order to harmonize the process. This can be found at:


Please ensure that the application form used corresponds to the agency that administers your award - NSERC, SSHRC, or CIHR.

Contact: Any questions please contact sara.sealey@umanitoba.ca
Updated: December 17th, 2019


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