The ISI Fund is open to all faculty, staff and students at both UBC Vancouver and UBC Okanagan.

Open Call for Funding: The Indigenous Strategic Initiatives Fund

The Indigenous Strategic Initiatives (ISI) Fund supports implementation of the Indigenous Strategic Plan. Over the past 2 years, funding has been awarded to sixty projects advancing Indigenous initiatives at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses across multiple Faculties, departments and non-academic units. A total of $2 million dollars in ISI funding is available for Cycle 3: 2023-2024. Applications for students, staff and faculty are open now and close January 12, 2024. More information is available here: .

There next ISI Fund information sessions are scheduled for December 6, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (register here) and December 12, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (register here).

Funding is available across three streams:

  1. Innovative Projects, $30k – $100k for faculty and staff
  2. Transformative Projects, $50 – $250k for faculty and staff
  3. Student-led Projects, up to $50k for graduate and undergraduate students

Any questions can be directed to