Funding Streams


Indigenous Strategic Initiatives funding is allocated across three streams. Streams 1 and 2 funds are available to staff, faculty and post-doc-led projects. Stream 3 is available for student-led projects.

Stream 1 and 2 applicants are not required to have completed the ISP Self-Assessment Tool at the LOI stage. However, all successful applicants in passing the first stage must have completed the ISP Self-Assessment Tool prior to the final proposal submission.

Stream 1: Innovative Projects

Between $30K – 100K for one or two-year projects.

Stream 1 provides funding for existing projects or seed funding for new initiatives that advance the Faculty or unit’s Indigenous strategy, achievement and enhancement goals and address priority ISP Actions, as defined in the funding call. Innovative projects will have an impact at the department, unit or Faculty level with the potential to scale beyond the unit in the future. Cost-shared initiatives are welcomed. Eligible applicants are staff, faculty members and post-docs at either UBC campus.

Stream 2: Transformative Projects

Between $50K – $250K for one or up to three-year projects

Stream 2 provides funding for initiatives that aim to change policies, structures or systems at UBC and address priority ISP Actions, as defined in the funding call. Transformative projects have the potential for wide-scale impact at the Faculty, portfolio or institutional level, and can be sustained by the requesting unit after the funding period. Eligible applicants are staff, faculty members and post-docs at either UBC campus.

Stream 3:
Student-led Projects

Up to $50K for 12 – 18-month projects.

Stream 3 provides funding for student-led initiatives that address any of the ISP Actions and have impact at any level, including unit, Faculty, department, institution or other. All undergraduate or graduate students are eligible to apply at either UBC campus.