Imperial Oil - University Research Awards Program 2022


The awards are funded by Imperial Oil Resources Limited and Imperial Oil, a partnership of Imperial Oil Limited and McColl-Frontenac Petroleum Inc ("Imperial Oil").


Imperial Research Grant


Educational institution research awards are designed to encourage research at Canadian universities and colleges 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

Individual awards are normally available in amounts up 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. 

Special Notes

Terms and Conditions

Successful award applicants and their universities will be required to sign the non-negotiable terms and conditions of the award.


Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


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

Applicant to email application form to Imperial Oil. 

How to Apply

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

Please note that applications must be submitted in electronic format (PDF) to

For Questions, please contact

Imperial Oil

Samantha Anderson - Educational Institution Affairs Administrator - IRG or

Office of Research

Kristin Zimmermann, Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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