Teepee (ii’ taa’poh’to’p Indigenous UCalgary)

Intercultural Capacity Building Grants

Are you a student, faculty or staff member with a big idea that would help to Indigenize our campus?

Apply for a grant of up to $10,000.

Applications for 2023 have closed. 

How to apply

Applications for the next cycle of funding closed June 16, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. Thank you and good luck to all who applied. 

Application guidelines

Open to current UCalgary students, post-docs, academic staff, non-academic staff, business/service units and faculties. 

Read full guidelines

Application form

Download and fill out the application form.



Submit your completed and signed application to the Office of the Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement) 


Contact Carol Gelette, executive assistant to the Vice-Provost (Indigenous Engagement) by email or call 403.220.3790

Rules and regulations

1. Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must be academic staff, MaPS employees (Manager (M1), Research (R3), Technical Professional (T3) or registered full-time undergraduate or graduate students or postdoctoral scholars with a connection to a business unit.

2. Proposal Submission: Applicants must submit the application form by 11:59pm on June 16, 2023.  Appropriate ATA citation (and active links) should be applied data sources, supportive research discourse, and best practice programs. The Office of the Vice Provost (Indigenous Engagement) will acknowledge receipt of proposals via email by June 30, 2023. 

3. Rights and Permissions: Activity or annual reports may be shared for reporting purposes both internally and externally in relation to the Indigenous Strategy ii’ taa’poh’to’p.

4. Copyright: Any submitted material must comply with University of Calgary copyright regulations. This includes videos, images, music etc. Please visit http://library.ucalgary.ca/copyright for more information regarding compliance procedures.

5. Adjudication: A selection committee will be appointed by the Vice Provost (Indigenous Engagement) to review all project proposals and evaluate their alignment to the principles and recommendations of ii’ taa’poh’to’p and potential impact on the campus community with respect to intercultural capacity building.

6. Ethics: If the project proposed includes the collection of information or data from people for research purposes, then ethics approval may be required.  If this is the case, please attach a copy of the ethics application, followed by proof of ethics approval.  For more information about the ethics application process, please refer to the Ethics and Compliance website.

7. Grants: The successful applications will be announced on August 31, 2023.  A maximum of up to $10,000 will be awarded to any single project. The program year for implementation is September 1, 2023, to August 31, 2024. Paperwork for new projects must be completed by December 31, 2023. Successful applicants will receive grant funds on or before September 1, 2023 and will have until August 31, 2024 to expend funds and complete project activities as outlined in proposal submissions. Any unspent funding from the grant shall be returned to the Office of the Vice Provost (Indigenous Engagement) so that it may be reallocated to the next grant cycle. A one-year extension may be granted with rationale.

8. Grant Recognition: Projects funded in part or in full by the ii’ taa’poh’to’p grant should be appropriately acknowledged in forthcoming marketing and communications materials, using approved University branding and ii’ taa’poh’to’p imagery. For appropriate use of the ii’ taa’poh’to’p imagery, please consult University Relations.