You can get up to $5000/person to cover the costs of travelling, including preparation and registration fees, in Canada or abroad to participate in meetings, discussions, or negotiations related to Intellectual Property, Indigenous Knowledge, or Indigenous Cultural Expressions.
Grants for Indigenous organizations for travel to WIPO sessions and events related to IP and IK and ICEs, particularly the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property, Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore, up to $5000 per person per organization for a single trip. Grants under this stream can fund required preparation work, travel costs, and other related fees. Please note that only Accredited Observers or those that have applied to be an Accredited Observer will be eligible for funding. If selected for a grant, confirmation of accreditation may be required.
Who can apply for IIPP grants
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.