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

Robarts only - $3,500


June 13, 2014

Note: Robarts competition deadline in 2014 has been extended.

Guidelines and Application 

Program Specific Guidelines - Robarts Competition       

Note: Robarts competition extended only. 2014 Western competition is now closed. 

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