Indigenous Biocultural Exchange Fund

The Indigenous Biocultural Exchange (IBEX) Fund provides financial assistance to an individual to attend global biocultural events/exchanges or meetings of international significance which impacts the applicant’s home territory or region. This fund supports indigenous peoples and local communities to have a voice in the policies and forums that concern biocultural diversity at a global level.

What Region Does IBEX Support?

The fund aims to encourage an actively and participatory exchange of knowledge systems, especially for, but not limited to, individuals in the following regions: African Rift Valley, Central Asia & Turkey, Southwest U.S. & Northern Mexico, Northern Australia, and Melanesia. Of special interest are indigenous people and local communities who have been traditionally under-represented in bio-cultural events, including but not limited to, women, youth, and first time travelers.

Who Are Our Past Participants?

Established in 2013, the IBEX Fund program has supported participants from the following global regions: Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, Oceania, Middle East and North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.


Applicant must be Indigenous or a member of a local indigenous community.

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 IBEX is supported by the Christensen Fund and seeks to increase its collaboration with other donors and funders. To learn more about partnering with IBEX, please contact us
  • The Christensen Fund