MSSU Student Awards

At the MSSU, we are committed to building capacity for patient-oriented research here in the Maritimes. Since 2014, we have provided funding opportunities to nurture the next generation of researchers pursuing patient-oriented research in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island.

2019-2020 MSSU Student Awards

The 2019-2020 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 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 up to $10,000/year for up to 2 years
  • PhD students receive up to $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

The competition closed on competition closed on April 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm. The 2019-2020 MSSU Student Award recipients were announced on August 12, 2019.

See a list of the 2019-2020 MSSU Student Award recipients

Read profiles of past student researchers