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Petro-Canada Young Innovator Program - WESTERN & ROBARTS Awards

The Petro-Canada program provides two awards to new researchers at Western ($12,000) and Robarts ($6,000) 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. 

Western Application Process

The PCYIA internal adjudication and selection process is managed by Research Development & Services. All applications must be uploaded to a ROLA Proposal before Chair and Dean signature approval is confirmed.

See program guidelines for more details on this competition's internal process.

Important Dates

March 22, 2016      ROLA, final application form, and Letter of Support submitted to RDS
May, 2016              Award Announcement

Program Objectives

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. A summary of the program is available online.


Researchers, from the date of their initial offer of appointment at a university up to their 8th year on faculty, may apply (accumulative and not solely from initial appointment date at Western).

Documents and Resources

Western Contacts

For more information, or questions relating to the Petro-Can Young Innovator Program please contact Julaine Hall (  or x87970)