The National Book Development Board (NBDB) is calling upon authors with manuscripts for books to apply for the National Book Development Trust Fund Grant for 2014. The chosen manuscripts will receive a grant of at least P200,000.00 each. Manuscripts should be on any of the following: Islamic Studies, Gender Studies (Women in Science), Biodiversity/Health and Wellness, and Advancement in Medicine/Tropical Medicine.
Applicants must register with NBDB; are allowed to apply in one (1) category/subject area only; must submit a curriculum vitae; submit a sworn statement indicating that the project is an original, and that the applicant has authored/produced the work; a proposal on the project to be undertaken; and four (4) hard copies and a digital copy of the draft equivalent to twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the entire manuscript, research, or multimedia work in progress or four (4) hard copies and a digital copy of a draft of the manuscript, research, or multimedia work to be rewritten or improved upon prior to publication.
The Fund is envisioned to support and promote Filipino authorship and to complete local manuscripts or research works for publication, especially in Science and Technology, and in subject areas where locally-authored books are either few or non-existent. Deadline of applications is on 30 April 2014. Applications must be mailed to The Executive Director at Unit 2401 Prestige Tower, F. Ortigas Jr. Avenue, Ortigas Central Business District, Pasig City. For details regarding the NBDB Trust Fund, click to download the following: Application Form, Submission Guidelines, and Implementing Rules and Regulations of the NBDTF.