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Research Fields TEST unrestricted
Categories No categories available
Citizenship Canadian or Permanent Resident
Eligibility 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 2018 competition for the CGS-MSFSS is an extra competition due to the availability of additional funds from the tri-agencies. Note that applicants who are recommended for the MSFSS in the January 2018 competition will be recommended as alternates for this funding opportunity.**

The Faculty of Graduate Studies internal deadline for this competition is January 17th, 2018.

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 MS FSS application form. The form must be submitted as a signed hard copy to the address above.

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.

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). 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 see the following link for information on how to apply for the *SSHRC CGS Foreign Study Supplement


Please see the following link for information on how to apply for the *NSERC CGS Foreign Study Supplement


Please search in CIHR's current funding opportunities for information on how to apply for the *CIHR CGS Foreign Study


Contact: Any questions please contact sara.sealey@umanitoba.ca
Updated: December 11th, 2017


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