To hold a supplement, you must:
Supplements may be cancelled without notice if the terms and conditions under which they are granted are violated. Any payment made for a period during which you were not eligible to hold the CGS-MSFSS must be reimbursed.
Note: Your institution Scholarship Liaison Officer (SLO) is responsible for the administration of this award. You must copy the SLO on all communications relevant to the award.
The value of your supplement is detailed in your Notice of Award to a maximum of $6,000.
The value of the CGS-MSFSS is based on the information and budget justification provided in your application package. The supplements are non-renewable.
Students are expected to adhere to their research study period abroad as indicated on their application. However, should this change, see the next section and contact your granting agency.
You must take up the supplement within one year of receiving the Notice of Award for the CGS-MSFSS.
Note: The research study period abroad must begin before the end date of your CGS or Vanier CGS.
You must receive approval from your granting agency before making any changes to the research study period abroad. This includes changes to the trip dates, host supervisor, host institution or proposed activities. Such requests should be made as soon as possible, preferably four weeks prior to your travel date.
Send an email to your granting agency and the SLO (include “CGS-MSFSS” in the subject line) and provide a brief rationale for the proposed change(s), as well as a letter or email from your current and host supervisors showing support for the change.
Within two months of completing your research study period abroad, you must ensure that your granting agency receives, by email or mail, the following documents:
If you terminate your full-time registration status before the end of the research study period abroad, you must advise your granting agency and the SLO immediately for appropriate action.
Note: Exceptionally, if your trip ends before the required minimum of three months, the value of the award will be prorated to the date of your termination.
The award holder is responsible for:
The SLO is responsible for:
The granting agencies are responsible for:
The granting agencies are unable to dispense advice on income tax matters to individual students, given the uniqueness of each award recipient's personal financial situation. Consequently, you are encouraged to seek advice from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) or from a qualified income tax specialist.
You are referred to two documents published by the CRA:
The granting agencies are unable to assume liability for accidents, illness or losses that may occur during the research study period abroad. You are responsible for ensuring that you have appropriate insurance.
You are encouraged to communicate with your provincial health insurance office before leaving Canada; spending a significant length of time outside the country may impact the coverage available to you when you return.
The granting agencies cannot provide information on visa requirements. For information on the visa requirements of foreign countries for Canadians or permanent residents travelling abroad, visit the Visas page of the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada’s website.
We encourage you to read the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act as they relate to application information.