Grants for small-scale Indigenous IP-related activities

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About the Program

If your organization is Indigenous-led, you can get a grant up to $15,000 to help fund its IP initiatives, like research projects, drafting policy papers, or developing educational materials.

The Indigenous Intellectual Property Program (IIPP) grant funds eligible Indigenous organizations to support participation in World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) sessions, small-scale initiatives and projects related to intellectual property (IP), Indigenous knowledge (IK) and Indigenous cultural expressions (ICEs). The IIPP grant is administered by Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada.

Who can apply

Indigenous (i.e., First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit) organizations that fall under the following categories may be eligible to receive an IIPP grant:

  • Recognized representative Indigenous bodies at the national level;
  • Indian Bands/Inuit Settlements;
  • District Councils/Chiefs Councils;
  • Indigenous Associations/Organizations;
  • Tribal Councils;
  • Other Indigenous Communities;
  • Indigenous Economic Institutions/Organizations/Corporations/Businesses;
  • Beneficiary organizations of comprehensive land claims and/or self-government agreements with any group of Indigenous people;
  • Indigenous Cultural Education Centres;
  • Indigenous Co-operatives; or,
  • Boards and Commissions.

How to apply

Give your application the best chance at approval. AKR Consulting has an 99% approval rating across all<u> Canadian funding programs.</u>

For any inquiry, please call: AKR Consulting Canada at 905-678-6368


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