Research Western

Petro-Canada Young Innovator Program - WESTERN & ROBARTS Awards

The Petro-Canada program now provides two awards to new researchers at Western and Robarts to recognize, promote and support work that is particularly innovative, impacts positively on the learning environment in their department, and has the potential to be of significance to society at large. This program is intended to help attract and retain bright young minds at Canadian Universities, colleges and major research institutes and to help young researchers launch their scholarly careers and enable them to carry their research forward.

See program-specific guidelines for eligibility requirements for both the Western and Robarts Awards.

Frequently Asked Questions

Subject Areas

All Subject Areas; priority will be given to areas of special interest to Petro-Canada. For more information please visit:

A summary of the program is available at:

Award Amounts

Western - $12,500      Robarts only - $3,500


February 28, 2014

Note: Both Western and Robarts awards offered in conjunction.

Guidelines and Application - for both Western and Robarts Awards

Program Specific Guidelines

Application Form - for both Western and Robarts submissions


The PCYIA internal adjudication and selection process is managed by Research Development & Services, and must be accompanied by a completed ROLA Proposal for the specific award. See guidelines above for further details.

Indirect costs are not supported by this program.


Final Report

Western Contact(s)

Florence Lourdes, Internal Grants Coordinator
Tel: 519-661-2111 x84500