About the Indigenous Research Fund
To support access to the collections of the BC Archives for Indigenous peoples, the Friends of the British Columbia Archives (FBCA) has established the Indigenous Research Fund (IRF). The IRF is funded by the FBCA with support from the Royal BC Museum & Archives. The IRF is open to any individuals (youth, student, adult, elder) who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) and organizations with a mandate to serve the interests of Indigenous peoples.
The fund may be used for any/all of the following purposes:
- Travel to the BC Archives (including accommodation/meals)
- Hiring a researcher for work done at the BC Archives
- Other costs associated with work done at the BC Archives as identified by the applicant
This fund is open only to Indigenous applicants/organizations. Up to $1,000 is available.
Applications to the fund are accepted until there are no remaining funds for the year. We will do our best to assess applications in a timely manner. Please check this site for regular updates regarding the status of the fund. Applications should be submitted to Info@FriendsBCArchives.ca in either PDF or .doc format.
Individual applicants are encouraged to self identify and provide a short description (500 words) that describes their involvement and contributions to an Indigenous community/communities.
Organizations are asked to provide an overview of their mandate as it pertains to the interests of Indigenous peoples. Organizations are asked to provide a short description (500 words) that generally describes their involvement and contributions to an Indigenous community/communities.
Successful applicants are asked to submit a brief report to the FBCA outlining in general terms the work that the fund facilitated.
You can download the application form here: FBCA Indigenous Research Fund Application_2018