Imperial Oil University Research Awards Program


Imperial Oil


University Research Awards Program

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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 are made to full- time faculty members to support research work carried out by graduate or undergraduate students under their direction. 


Full- time faculty members

Maximum Project Value

$10,000 - $25,000 CAD

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

One (1) year with opportunity to be renewed annually for a maximum tenure of three (3) years.

Special Notes

Researchers will be notified of funding decisions in February 2016, with funding beginning in March 2016.

** Successful applicants and the University will be required to sign the non-negotiable terms and conditions of the award.  Prior to applying please review the award terms and conditions here**


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

Internal Deadline

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

External Deadline

How to Apply

Researcher will submit their application form (in PDF format) electronically to sponsor in accordance with the sponsors submission guidelines.  

For Questions, please contact

University Affairs Administrator
Imperial Oil Limited
Research Department
453 Christina Street South
Sarnia, Ontario
N7T 8C8

Tel:  (519)339-2617
Fax:  (519) 339-4088

Office of Research

Meghan Grimes, Awards and Agreements Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x54807

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