WIPO Indigenous Fellowship Program is Open!

A Call for expressions of interest for the Indigenous Fellowship program 2017-2018 has been launched (deadline October 7, 2016). Please click below for more information.

wipoSince 2009, when the WIPO Indigenous Fellowship Program was launched, members of indigenous and local communities have worked in WIPO’s Traditional Knowledge Divisionon issues relevant to indigenous peoples.

These include the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC), outreach to indigenous peoples and local communities, WIPO’s cooperation with the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.




The fellowship responds to the reciprocal needs for stronger capacity in the rapidly growing domain of indigenous IP law and for strengthened capacity on IP law and policy for indigenous lawyers and policy advisers.

  • Call for expressions of interest PDF, WIPO Indigenous Fellowship Backgrounder




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