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Imperial Research Grant

Opportunity NameResearch Grant
AgencyImperial Oil
ValueUp to $25,000
Indirect CostsTBD
Duration1 year
Application due to FSc RO at for full review12-01-2022
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review12-08-2022
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review12-13-2022, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 12-15-2022

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.

Specific areas of interest include:

  • Environment
  • In-situ bitumen recovery
  • In-situ facilities
  • Analytical techniques for petroleum products
  • Refinery products, processes, and facilities
  • Machine Learning applied to simulation of chemical processes
  • Chemicals
  • Geoscience


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

How to Apply

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

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at