Call for Applications: CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements – 3rd intake


CGS Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (MSFSS) – 3rd intake for 2021-2022

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 at research institutions abroad. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian and foreign institutions.

This program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Master’s or doctoral level or a Vanier CGS. Note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this competition.

Applicants submit their application materials directly to Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies via online submission (see application submission link below) by 4:00 pm PT on Friday, 21 January 2022.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

All application materials should be submitted as 1 PDF document via online submission (see link below). Applicants are strongly encouraged to collect letters from their supervisors and include all PDF documents in one online submission.


CIHR has launched a third intake for the 2021-2022 MSFSS competition with the intention of awarding the remaining supplements from the two previous intakes. CIHR has sufficient funds for approximately 25 awards (nationally). Eligible applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Complete and eligible applications will be forwarded to CIHR as they are received by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.  Note that NSERC and SSHRC are not participating in this special “3rd call” MSFSS competition this year (only CIHR is participating), so NSERC and SSHRC award holders are not eligible to apply for this competition.

Value: Up to CAD $6,000 for two to six months

Applicant deadline: 4:00 pm PT on Friday, 21 January 2022.  Note that that this competition is “first come, first served” – applicants are encouraged to submit their applications in advance of the application deadline, if possible, as CIHR is accepting applications on a “first come, first served” basis.

For details about this competition, please see:

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