Applications Open for 2021 Indigenous Intellectual Property Program Grants

OTTAWA: Gerald Soroka, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, wishes to advise applications for the 2021 Indigenous Intellectual Property Program grant is now open. This will provide greater opportunities for Indigenous peoples, including community organizations and Indigenous businesses, to build their intellectual property (IP) awareness and capacity, encourage use and participate in the development and implementation of related policies and programs in Canada and abroad.
The three funding streams for IIPP grants are:
1) Travel Stream
Grants for Indigenous organizations for travel to events, meetings, discussions and negotiations in Canada and abroad related to IP and IK and ICEs, up to $5000 per person per organization for a single trip or up to $15,000 per organization for multiple trips and/or multiple travellers in a funded year. Grants under this stream can fund required preparation work, travel costs, and registration fees.
2) Small-Scale Initiative Stream
Grants for IP-related activities, limited in scale and scope, duration and resources required, up to $15,000. For example, these grants can fund activities such as a research project, drafting a policy paper, or developing educational materials and any eligible associated costs.
3) Project Stream
Grants for IP-related projects that are more complex or comprehensive than Small-Scale Initiatives, requiring more resources and a longer duration and can include a combination of activities , up to $50,000. These grants can fund multiple activities needed to carry out a project, including, but not limited to, related travel, research, development of resource material, event planning, business planning, etc.
Applications must be received by September 8, 2021 by 11:59pm.
More information can be found at: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/108.nsf/eng/h_00010.html
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