Team Total Grants

Our Total Jury have selected 18 inspiring projects to receive grants from Total through Team Total 2018. Now it’s your turn to have your say.


Team Total is Total’s annual grants program supporting projects, challenges and educational activities organized by student teams and associations around the world. Team Total helps students with their studies, extra-curricular fun and humanitarian projects, and enables student associations and student chapters to organize a range of activities, including field trips and participation in international conferences.


“Future professionals in the oil & gas industry should be multicultural, multidisciplinary and have travelled around the world. This trip and all the team building behind it will help prepare us to enter the industry and succeed in our careers.” Team Leader of “Exploring the Zagros” project from IFP School AAPG’s student chapter, Team Total 2018 Discover grant recipients


In 2018, there were 4 different Team Total grant categories, with a total of €80,000 of funding for the selected projects:

  • PUSH YOUR LIMITS – Funding to take part in a sporting competition, adventure challenge or cultural event
  • INNOVATE – Support for student organizations with a passion for innovation and/or sustainable energy who want to bring a new idea to life
  • MAKE IT BETTER – Funding for projects which aim to improve living standards in your community or another country
  • DISCOVER – Support for geosciences and petroleum engineering student associations to complete study trips, to participate in international conferences or professional development activities


For the 2018 edition of Team Total, 188 teams (comprising 1331 students from 38 countries of 47 nationalities) submitted proposals for funding. Successful projects this year include inspiring proposals for field trips to Morocco, Iceland, Brazil and Albania, rowing at the famous Henley Royal Regatta in the UK and CCE in France, and developing biogas reactors to produce energy in rural Nigeria.


Notably, teams this year were more diverse than ever, with 49% made up of both male and female students, and an overall 78% increase in female participants. Overall, 87% of teams included members of both genders, or from multidisciplinary fields of study or diverse cultural backgrounds. 


Team Total 2018 grant recipients

(In alphabetical order)



  • ATCE We Go’, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Exploring the Zagros’, IFP School, France
  • Fieldtrip in Albania’, Institut Polytechnique LaSalle Beauvais, France
  • Field Excursion’, Makerere University, Uganda
  • Geological Bond’, Université Montpellier 2 Sciences et Techniques, France
  • Géologie du Zagros’, ENSG, France
  • Morocco Field Trip’, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Petroleum to Rio’, Norwegian university of Science and Technology, Norway
  • UQ SPE Discovers’, University of Queensland, Australia
  •  ‘9º Petroufes’, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil



  • Energy From Waste’, University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • Zero Hunger Sumba’, Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Indonesia


Make it Better

  • Bén’Info’, ESPCI Paris, France
  • PNG Feels’, The University of Queensland, Australia
  • Renovating Rubis’, Ecole Centrale Paris, France


Push Your Limits

  • ‘ESSEC Voile & Total’, ESSEC, France
  • Henley 2018 – INSA’, INSA Lyon, France
  • Wintertrail ENSAM’, ENSAM Paris, France


Which project has caught YOUR eye? Show your support for your top team by voting from 1-28 February. This is your chance to select your favorite project in each grant category to win the Audience Appreciation Prize. Winners will be announced on 5 March.

Previous editions of Team Total

Our grants have helped students with their studies, extra-curricular fun and humanitarian projects and enabled student associations and student chapters to organize a range of activities, from field trips to participation in international conferences. 


Check out our most recent successful student teams and learn about their inspiring projects here. More Team Total student stories here.

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