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Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Program (CGS-MSFSS) - Fall Competition

All current and incoming 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 Michael Smith Foreign Study supplement if they are eligible.

The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements Program (CGS-MSFSS) is administered by Canada’s federal granting agencies (NSERC/SSHRC/CIHR) 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.

  • These supplements are available only to students who are recipients of Canada Graduate Scholarship from any of the Tri-Council agencies and who wish to undertake a period of study (2-6 months) abroad. 
  • Successful students have one year to take up the award within one year of receiving the notice of award for the CGS-MSFSS.
  • 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.
  • Candidates applying for the CGS-MSFSS access the application from a single harmonized program description hosted on NSERC’s website:

Allocations are no longer provided for this competition, but we are still required to rank applications and forward all eligible applications to each agency.

Since the applications must first be reviewed at the departmental level, departments are to set an internal deadline for receipt of these applications from any of their CGS holders.

Departments are invited to send ranked nominations for each agency's Foreign Study Supplement allocation, as appropriate, to the Graduate Studies Office by  Friday, September 24, 2021 at noon.

Please contact the Graduate Studies office if you have any questions: