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.
For more than a decade, this program has provided funding for research projects carried out by faculty members and their students. In 2012, we invested $500,000 to sponsor 20 projects at 10 universities across Canada.
University research awards are designed to encourage research in multiple areas including the fields of engineering, environmental, earth, chemical and physical sciences.
An Imperial Oil selection committee considers business relevance of the proposed research, opportunities for knowledge transfer and potential significance of results to the company.