Doctor of Philosophy in Experimental Medicine (PhD)
Investigating neurochemical patterns in relation to pain
The Canada Graduate Scholarships - Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplements (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. By accessing international scientific research and training, CGS-MSFSS recipients will contribute to strengthening the potential for collaboration between Canadian and foreign institutions.
This program is available to Canadian citizens or permanent residents who hold a Tri-Agency Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) at the Master's or doctoral level or a Vanier CGS. Note that international students who hold a Vanier CGS are not eligible for this competition.
Note: The CGS-MSFSS typically has two main competitions per year, in September (Fall competition) and May (Spring competition), as well as an occasional special competition (3rd call) in January.
For complete eligibility criteria and program details, please review the harmonized program description hosted on NSERC’s website: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/CGSForeignStudy-BESCEtudeEtranger_eng.asp
Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the linkage between the CGS research goals, the activities outlined for the proposed research study period abroad, and the applicant’s future research/career goals, considering:
For reference, the program objectives are as follows:
Applicants submit their application materials directly to Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies via email to email@example.com by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, 22 May 2020. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the following materials are submitted by the deadline:
1. Signed and dated CGS-MSFSS application form
Each agency has its own application form and instructions, and care should be taken to ensure that the appropriate form is used. Please obtain the application form from the website of the funding agency from which you received your CGS award. For example, an NSERC award holder (CGSM, Doctoral, Vanier) would apply for the MSFSS via NSERC.
Note: The budget proposal is a part of the application form.
2. Outline of proposed research (maximum two pages)
3. Two signed letters of support (maximum one page each)
4. Signed consent form(s)
Please obtain the required form(s) from the appropriate funding agency website:
All application materials should be submitted as PDF documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants are strongly encouraged to collect letters from their supervisors and include all PDF documents in one email.
All PDF documents should adhere to the file naming conventions as specified below, noting that AGENCY represents the funding agency from which you received your CGS award (i.e., CIHR, NSERC or SSHRC). A complete application comprises the following:
Applicants: It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is complete by the deadline. Please follow up with your referees before the deadline as appropriate.
Normally, two competitions will be held each year: one in the spring and one in early fall. The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies will oversee the university-wide competition. Applications will be reviewed and ranked by a committee composed of UBC faculty. The committee will select which applications are forwarded to the national funding agencies.
Results of the Spring competition are announced by the funding agencies in mid-August. Results of the Fall competition are announced by the funding agencies in mid-December.
Please review the harmonized program description hosted on NSERC’s website: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/PG-CS/CGSForeignStudy-BESCEtudeEtranger_eng.asp
The CGS-MSFSS Award Holder's Gulde: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Students-Etudiants/Guides-Guides/CGSMSFSSRegs-BESCSEEMSRegs_eng.asp
For questions about UBC's MSFSS application and review procedures, please contact Cady Tran at email@example.com.