Professional Projects and Funding

Each year, the IFLA Professional Committee approves the funding of a number of projects proposed by the IFLA Professional Units. Applications for funding can only be accepted from the Officers of an IFLA Section, or from the Committee on Standards on behalf of IFLA Standards Review Groups.

Units may also use Admin Funds for defined purposes - a small amount is allocated each year for certain activities connected with administration of the Unit. Read the Guidelines for Admin Funds allocations and reimbursements [PDF] for more details.

For small cash reimbursements on site at the WLIC, Officers may use the cash refund request form, 2018 version: [DOC].

Contents of this page:

  1. Latest call for proposals
  2. Support materials for funded projects
  3. Details of projects funded in previous round
  4. Archive

Call for proposals 2018

  1. To apply for PC Project Funds, read the Guide to the Professional Committee Project Fund 2018 [PDF].
  2. Complete the Action Plan template and Resource Request Form (Word document)
  3. Read the Terms and conditions for PC Project reimbursements in 2018 [PDF].

Deadline for submitting project funding applications for 2018 (preliminary deadline):
31 October 2017.

If your project funding request is successful, you will receive details of what the PC has agreed will be funded. The funds allocated to your project cannot be used for purposes other than those approved by the Professional Committee.

All claims for reimbursements from Project Funds must be made before the 31 December of the year of funding.

Support materials for approved projects 2017

To make claims for reimbursements, it is important you read the terms and conditions below and accompany all claims with a completed copy of the IFLA Invoice.

  • Terms and conditions for PC Project reimbursements in 2017 [PDF].
  • IFLA Invoice claim form for reimbursements [DOC].

All claims for reimbursements from 2017 Project Funds must be made before the 31 December 2017.

Details of funded projects 2017

The PC approved project funding to a number of Units in December 2016 and asked others to revise their request and resubmit. In 2017 the following Units will receive funding and the list will be revised as new projects are approved:

Division 1

Division 2

Division 3

Division 4

Division 5

  • Africa
    • To promote and support development programmes that focus on improved information use, reading and literacy in Africa./Advocate for the endorsement of the Cape Town Declaration & Open Access/Advocacy for IAP, BSLA & new role of Public Libraries & Libraries in development [funding now postponed to 2018].
  • Latin America and the Caribbean
    • Implement a methodology to identify and register information about projects to support the Sustainable Development Goals by  libraries from LAC region

All Sections and Special Interest Groups are active and describe their activities in their Unit Action Plan for the current year. If you do not find details of their Action Plan on their web pages, contact the relevant Chair or Convener. Only those activities that have been funded by the Professional Committee are listed above for the information of other Units.


Advice from the Professional Committee on planning a project and applying for PC Project Funds: What your Section can achieve – planning and strategy.

Projects funded by the PC in:

  • 2016 [PDF]
  • Terms and conditions for PC Project reimbursements in 2016 [PDF]; Project call for funding in 2016 [PDF]
  • 2015 [PDF]
  • 2014 [PDF]
  • 2013 [PDF]
  • 2012 [PDF]
  • Overview of PC projects ongoing in 2008 [PDF]

Last update: 13 August 2018