The (Philippine) National Book Development Board (NBDB) is now accepting applications for the National Book Development Trust Fund.
For 2011, the NBDB will be awarding three grants for the following topics: a) Health and Wellness, b) Environment and Biodiversity, and c) the English translation of a novel originally written in a regional language or a novel in English by an author from the regions.
Applicants are required to submit a draft equivalent to twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the entire manuscript, research, or multimedia work. Chosen authors will be awarded a grant of around P200,000.00 each. Winning applicants will be announced during the Philippine Book Development Month in November.
The deadline for submission of applications is August 15, 2011. For the complete submission guidelines, go to www.nbdb.gov.ph.