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External Award: NSERC Foreign Study Supplement in Taiwan

January 03, 2018

Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan provide graduate students in the natural sciences and engineering with first-hand research experience in an international setting. The award consists of an eight-week travel period during the summer months, starting at the end of June. Students will receive approximately $3900 CAD to cover travel and living expenses while abroad.

To be eligible to apply:

  • you must hold an active NSERC postgraduate scholarship (PGS), Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) or Vanier CGS; or
  • your academic supervisor must hold an active NSERC Discovery Grant, Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Grant or Strategic Partnership Grant; and
  • you must be pursuing studies in natural sciences or engineering or both.

To remain eligible during the research study period abroad, you must:

  • be registered full-time in a graduate research studies program at a Canadian institution for the duration of your research study period in Taiwan;
  • take up the award in the same year as receiving the notice of award;
  • return to complete your degree at your Canadian institution;
  • agree to the Terms and Conditions of Applying Form.

Please contact to obtain the application form and instructions. Applications should be sent by email to, with “Foreign Study Supplements in Taiwan Application” in the subject line.

The deadline to apply is February 1, 2018, but applications with be considered on a first-come first-serve basis. For more information about this opportunity, please visit the NSERC Foreign Study Supplement webpage or see the poster attached below.

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