CGS - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (CGS-MSFSS)
The 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.
At a glance
up to $6,000
Canadian or Permanent Resident
June 1 and October 1
Completed applications should be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies Office. See the CGS-MSFSS website for application details.
Available to masters and doctoral students doing research for 2-6 months at a research institution outside of Canada. Students must also hold a CGS Award through SSHRC, NSERC, CIHR or Vanier.
Preparing your application
You are encouraged to apply for awards when you have submitted your admissions application and received your University of Calgary student number (UCID). You are not required to meet the eligibility requirements in the terms of reference of an award when you apply, but if successful, you must meet the eligibility requirements at the time the award is paid.
Please ensure that you have completed the following two steps before submitting your application:
Read the terms of reference
Awards are based on merit. It is important to read and understand the award terms of reference listed on this page and/or on the agency, or donor website.
Know your eligibility
Read our guide to discover the polices and regulations that determines a student's award eligibility at the University of Calgary.