Imperial Oil - University Research Awards Program 2019


Imperial Oil


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.

Funding Availability

Individual awards are normally available in amounts ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 depending on budgets for the proposed research, availability of funds, and potential significance of the research as determined by Imperial.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Awards are made for 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

Please note that applications must be submitted in electronic format to email  PDF format is preferred.  Preferred filename convention is ApplicantsSurnameInitialsUniversityName.pdf.

For Questions, please contact

Kristen Mason, University Affairs Administrator
Sarnia Technology Applications & Research (STAR), Imperial
453 Christina St. S., Sarnia, Ontario, Canada N7T 8C8  |  Research 42 

Office of Research

Kristin Gibson, Awards and Agreements Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x56257

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