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 See the CGS-MSFSS website for application details.

CGS-MSFSS website


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.

Award Guide: Eligibility