FIDA Call for Projects 2022 - 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.

Applications deadline is until 31 August 2021. 

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 and awards normally do not exceed 7,000 euros.


Feasibility Study Award (new in 2022) 

In its inaugural year, FIDA will grant a maximum of two (2) feasibility study awards of a maximum of 1,000 euros each. These awards are intended to enable applicants to develop applications for FIDA project awards in the following years. 



Applications received will be reviewed by the FIDA Trustees. The final decision will be taken by the Board of Trustees in October 2021. Applicants will be notified of the decision by no later than 31 January 2022.

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: