CGS - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - Spring (712210102125)

Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - Spring



The Canada Graduate Scholarship 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.


Eligibility Criteria

The applicant must:

1. be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident;

2. hold a Joseph-Armand Bombardier, an Alexander Graham Bell or a Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Masters or Doctoral level or a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) at the Doctoral level; and

3. be going on a research study period abroad (minimum 2 months); and

4. not hold or have held, any other CGS-MSFSS during the course of the his or her graduate studies.

IMPORTANT: Due to the ongoing global pandemic, international research internship or fieldwork must be approved by the University.  Please contact the International Office at for information regarding travel approval process.

Value of the award: $6,000

Number of awards: Variable

Frequency of the award: Annual

Level or program of study: Graduate Studies

Application contact: Financial Aid and Awards Service

Application deadline: May 24


Applications must be made through Online Scholarships and Bursaries, which can be accessed through the uoZone portal, and should include:

1. a completed and signed CGS-MSFSS application form;

2. a completed and signed disclaimer form (appears asTerms and Conditions of Applying Form (for NSERC) or the Consent to disclosure of personal information (for SSHRC and CIHR);

3. an outline of the intended research activities during the study period abroad and the potential benefits derived from working at or attending the host institution – How do the activities relate to your main research topic (maximum of two pages);

4. a letter from the current research supervisor (maximum of one page) – the supervisor must confirm that the applicant’s research is related to their CGS award research topic; and

5. a letter from the potential host supervisor (maximum of one page).