MSSU Student Awards

We currently 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.*

We accept applications from students in 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

Applications should be made to the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, which hosts the MSSU Student Award competitions in Nova Scotia and PEI.

Application deadline: April 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm AT 

Visit the NSHRF website to learn more and apply

*Supervisors must be granted MSSU Associate Scientist status before their student(s) submit their application(s) for the MSSU Student Award. Visit our Associate and Affiliate Scientist page to learn more.

Please note: The MSSU Student Awards will not be offered in New Brunswick at this time. 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