UArctic Entrepreneurship Fund

Aboriginal Peoples
Arctic and Northern Regions
Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources
Information and Communication Technology
Oceans, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Social Justice
Well-being, Health and Biomedical Discovery


Academic Unit: inquire with unit

Memorial Deadline: Tuesday 24th, October 2023

External Deadline: Friday 27th, October 2023


To truly solve the challenges facing the Arctic, and thus the world, UArctic is committed to supporting the development of northern entrepreneurs and providing resources to help advance local ideas. The UArctic Entrepreneurship Fund is a new initiative that complements existing, mature prize funds with a seed-fund program, encouraging innovation and solutions on a local level.

The fund is open to any individual with an incubator-stage product or service that directly benefits the Arctic environment or Arctic communities and has a positive, demonstrable impact on the Arctic. We especially encourage applications from Arctic Indigenous and/or northern-based entrepreneurs. Expected grant disbursement amounts are in the range of $2,000 to $5,000 USD, though exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

The pilot call for the UArctic Entrepreneurship Fund is open until October 27, 2023.

Visit the UArctic Entrepreneurship Fund webpages for the full application criteria and list of application documents, more information about the fund, and benefits and expectations for the awardees.

If you have any questions, please contact

There is a Q&A session on September 27 at 15:00 UTC to answer questions about the submission process and also general questions about the fund. Anyone interested can register for the Q&A here.

Funding Sources


This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: September 13, 2023