Letters of Intent for Oil Sands Research


Institute for Oil Sands Innovation (IOSI) at the University of Alberta.


IOSI’s SAC has established four themes for the 2017 call designed to accommodate both ongoing research issues, address gaps in our research themes and respond to evolving areas of research. Specific priority have been identified and listed within the themes in the LOI template document. The 2017 call for LOIs encompasses the four themes and their priorities as identified below.

Research Themes and Priorities – 2017 Call


  1. Online Instrumentation for Oilsands
  2. Product Cleaning and Partial Upgrading 
  3. Tailings process fundamentals (in collaboration with Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance)

Special Notes

Note that preference is given to projects that include training of students and postdoctoral fellows, and that major equipment acquisition is discouraged as ideally the proponents should already have the facilities/expertise for the proposed research. Access to the IOSI labs and facilities as well as IOSI technical support is also possible and encouraged. 


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit your LOI, along with an OR-5 Form to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

Send completed form to Qi Liu at qliu@ualberta.ca by 1pm on December 19, 2017.

How to Apply

Details of the 2017 LOI call with application instructions and submission details are available here.  

For Questions, please contact

Please contact Qi Liu at qliu@ualberta.ca or 780-492-8628 should you have any questions.

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