MSSU Student Awards

Thank you for your interest in the MSSU Student Awards. The deadline to submit applications for this year's competition was April 17, 2019 at 2:00pm.

The MSSU Student Awards offer funding opportunities for graduate students pursuing patient-oriented health research. Students must be entering or enrolled in a Master’s or Doctoral program in Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island, and supervised by an MSSU Associate Scientist.*

Students can belong to any faculty and/or department, not only those traditionally related to health sciences. However, the research must be health-related and patient-oriented, taking into consideration patient interests and needs. In addition to financial support, MSSU Student Award recipients may receive training in patient-oriented research.

Funding Amount and Duration

  • Master’s students receive $10,000/year for up to 2 years
  • PhD students receive $15,000/year for up to 4 years

Research Nova Scotia (formerly the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation) hosts the MSSU Student Award competitions in Nova Scotia and PEI.

In New Brunswick, MSSU Student Awards are administered by the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation (NBHRF). They are not offering a competition at this time. If you have any questions, please contact Leah Carr at