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2024 Imperial Research Grant Cycle Commencing

Research Admin Offices:

  • MILO

Funding Type:


Opportunity Type:

  • Grant


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. Awards are made for one year and may be renewed annually for a maximum tenure of three years. Successful award applicants and their institutions will be required to sign the non-negotiable terms and conditions of the award. The project budget must include overhead at 25%


  • Earth Environment & Society



Internal Deadline:

November 27, 2023

Sponsor Deadline:

December 31, 2023


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.

Application/Nomination Process:

Applicants are reminded that University policy requires research proposals to be approved by the applicant’s Department Chair, Faculty Dean, and McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO) prior to submission to Imperial Oil.  Accordingly, applicants are asked to provide MILO with a copy of their proposal, and MILO Sponsored Project Checklist, both signed by their Chair and Dean, by December 6th, 2023, to allow MILO sufficient time to review/approve the proposal and, if necessary, provide comments.


Additional details. 


For more information and to apply, contact MILO Senior Advisor, Ross Huyskamp.