> Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement - Canada Graduate Scholarship holders (CGSM and CGSD)

The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Program (CGS-MSFSS) is administered by Canada’s federal granting agencies (CIHR/NSERC/SSHRC) and is intended to support high-calibre Canadian graduate students in building global linkages and international networks through the pursuit of exceptional research experiences at recognized universities in Canada.

The supplements are available only to students currently holding a Canada Graduate Scholarship from any of the Tri-Council agencies and who wish to undertake a period of study abroad during the period 2017-18 (May 2017 to April 2018).

All current CGS holders at the University of Windsor will be receiving an e-mail from the Graduate Studies office regarding this award, inviting them to apply for a supplement if they are eligible.

The value of the CGS-MSFSS award is up to $6,000, based on the information and budget justification provided in the application. Supplements are non-renewable. The related research study period abroad normally lasts three to six months.

A total of 250 CGS-MSFSS awards are available per year and divided among the three granting agencies. Allocations reflect the distribution of master’s, doctoral and eligible Vanier CGS awards across the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related disciplines.

Universities have been allocated a certain number of CGS-FSS supplements based on the number of CGS and Vanier CGS held at that university. The allocation is granting agency specific.  
The University of Windsor has been allocated a number of CGS-FSS supplements as follows:

  • NSERC:  1 supplement
  • SSHRC:  2 supplements
  • CIHR:     administered directly by CIHR - all applications will be forwarded by our office to CIHR for consideration

For further information and the application forms/process, please visit the following websites:

Applications must first be reviewed at the departmental level

CGS holders must contact their department for the internal deadline for receipt of applications

Departments are invited to send one nomination for each agency's Foreign Study Supplement allocation, as appropriate, to the Graduate Studies Office by Thursday, May 24, 2017.

If no nominations are received for this competition, we will hold a second competition  in September 2017.

Please contact the graduate studies office if you have any questions:  gradaward@uwindsor.ca