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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Subject Areas

Funding opportunity for new Robarts researchers.  

A summary of the program is available at:

Award Amounts

Western only - $10,000

Robarts only - $6,000


March 2, 2015 - to submit application to Research Development & Services

Award period starts May 1st

Guidelines and Application 

Program Specific Guidelines - Western & Robarts Competitions       

Application Form - Password-protected Online form for both Western and Robarts applicants


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. 

Indirect costs are not supported by this program.

Final Report

Final Report Form - Password-protected ONLINE form for both Western and Robarts Award Recipients 

Western Contact(s)

Julaine Hall, Development Consultant (Awards & Distinctions)
Tel: 519-661-2111 x87970