FIDA Call for Projects 2021 - Closed!

Once a year, the Trustees of the ICA Fund for the International Development of Archives (FIDA) invite members, branches and other bodies to submit proposals for ICA/FIDA support for archival projects.


Applicants must be members in good standing of the ICA, and provide their membership number.

We encourage applications which contribute to the development of archives and archivists (not just national ones) in developing countries in particular.

To aid this process the Trustees will expect applicants to have read the Guidelines for candidates and to explain in their application what they want to develop and how they intend to do it.

The ICA Secretariat will be able to advise on likely partners and specialists, if these are required, and on any other matter relating to the awards. The maximum amount available for each project is up to 10,000 Euros.

  • Applications deadline extended until 11 October 2020.


Applications received will be reviewed by the FIDA Trustees. The final decision will be taken by the Board of Trustees in October 2020. Applicants will be notified of the decision by no later than 31 January 2021.

FIDA application forms (for individuals or for groups/institutions) and support documents are available in English, French and Spanish.

For more information, please send an email to


All documents are available for download below: