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Research Fields TEST Health, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, Humanities
Categories No categories available
Citizenship Canadian or Permanent Resident
Eligibility The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (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 and foreign institutions.

Supplements of up to $6,000 are available to active Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) - Master's or Doctoral or eligible Vanier CGS holders to help offset the costs of undertaking research studies outside Canada for a defined period.

To be eligible to apply for this supplement, you must:

1. have accepted or currently hold a CGS (master's or doctoral) or eligible Vanier CGS

2. undertake your proposed trip abroad no earlier than the competition deadline date

3. not hold, or have held, any other CGS-MSFSS during the course of your graduate studies

Successful applicants must hold an active CGS at the time the research study period abroad starts. They must also be registered in a graduate research studies program at a Canadian institution for the duration of the research study period abroad. Eligible applicants can only take up one CGS-MSFSS while they hold an active CGS. They must do so within one year of receiving the notification of award letter, and then return to complete the degree at the University of Manitoba.

Value $6000
up to
Currency Canadian
Tenable at Research institutions outside of Canada
Deadlines May 23
Application Details The June 2024 Application is Open

The Faculty of Graduate Studies internal deadline for this competition is Thursday May 23rd, 2024 at 4:00pm.

Complete applications are to be submitted via email, as a PDF file, to:


Attention: Allison Aubin

Please note that you must apply using the CGS-MSFSS application form appropriate to your agency (CIHR, NSERC, SSHRC). The form must be submitted, completed and signed, as a scanned PDF to the email address above. Application forms and procedures can be found at the link at the bottom of this database entry.

Two letters of support are required for this application. 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 letter per supervisor is required).

These letters of reference must be included as part of your application. Each letter must be formatted on letterhead, must clearly indicate the contact information for the supervisor, and must 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." 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 as part of your complete application.

Late and Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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.

Please review all agency guidelines and application materials before submitting additional questions to the contact listed below. It is the student's responsibility to ensure their application is complete as per their agency.

Contact: Allison Aubin, Awards Assistant graduate.awards@umanitoba.ca

Updated: April 17, 2024


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