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

Resarch Nova Scotia (formerly the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation) hosts the MSSU Student Award competitions in Nova Scotia and PEI. If we decide to open a competition to students in New Brunswick, we will add the information here. If you have any questions, please contact Leah Carr at