Imperial Oil - University Research Awards Program


Imperial Oil 


University Research Awards 

For More Information

For further information and applications, please visit the Imperial Oil website under the heading Innovation and Research/University Grants/University Research Awards, or go directly to University Research Awards


University research awards are designed to encourage research at Canadian universities in areas of interest to Imperial Oil's petroleum, petrochemical and energy resource development businesses. These areas include the fields of engineering, environmental, earth, chemical, and physical sciences.


Awards for specific research projects are made to full-time faculty members to support research work carried out by university students under their direction.

Maximum Project Value

$10,000 to $25,000 

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

One year and may be renewed annually for a maximum tenure of three years


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application, along with an OR-5 Form, to

External Deadline

How to Apply

Application for a new award shall be made on the application form for University Research Awards. Although individual faculty members may take the initiative to apply, each application must be endorsed by the authorities of the participating university.

University Research Award Application form (maximum four pages)

For Questions, please contact

University Affairs Administrator
Imperial Oil Limited, Research Department
453 Christina Street South, Sarnia, ON, N7T 8C8
Tel: (519)339-2617
Fax: (519) 339-4088

Office of Research

Linda McCorkindale, Contracts Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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