Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (ISI) 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. A comprehensive overview of each funding stream is available here.
Stream 1 and 2 applicants are required to have completed the ISP Self-Assessment Tool at the Letter of Intent stage.
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 advance any of the 43 Actions of the Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP). 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 advance any of the 43 Actions of the Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP). 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.
Up to $50K for 12 – 18-month projects.
Stream 3 provides funding for student-led initiatives that advance any of the 43 Actions of the Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP) 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.