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Submission Guidelines for Grants

2014 National Book Development Trust Fund

1. The National Book Development Board (NBDB) is calling upon authors with
manuscripts for books with the following topics to apply for grants:
a) Islamic Studies
This includes forms of theology and religious thought, Islamic civilization,
literature, economics, history, historiography, law, philosophy, and culture in the
Philippine context.
b) Gender Studies (Women in Science) written in English or Filipino
This includes the accomplishments, achievements, and contributions to science of
one (1) or more Filipino women scientists.
c) Biodiversity/Health and Wellness
Biodiversity includes research on genetic variation, species variation, and explores
micro-organisms and ecosystems.
Health and Wellness includes research on a persons physical, mental, and social
well-being. It may cover emotional stability, spirituality, and lifestyle choices.
d) Advancement in Medicine in the Philippines/Tropical Medicine.
Advancement in Medicine in the Philippines includes treatments, devices, or
breakthroughs that may be beneficial to patients and will improve the delivery of
Tropical Medicine includes health problems and advancement that are unique or are
more widespread in the tropical or subtropical regions, especially in the Philippines.
All applicants must note the conditions provided for in Rule VI Section 3 of the
Implementing Rules and Guidelines of RA 9521 (go to www.nbdb.gov.ph for the
2. The deadline for the submission of proposals/applications for a grant shall be April 30, 2014.
3. All manuscripts should be in 12-point type, with at least one-inch margins, and
sequentially numbered pages in 8 1/2 x 11 bond paper in quadruplicate copies. A
digital copy should also be included in the submission. The authors name, address,
telephone number, and email address should be typed at the top of the first page.
Contributors are asked to include a brief biographical note with their submissions.

Applicants must register with NBDB and are allowed to apply in one (1) category/subject area
a. The applicants curriculum vitae (in the case of a juridical entity, its SEC, BIR, DTI and/or
CDA registrations, as may be applicable, and the curriculum vitas of the authors of the
proposed project);
b. A sworn statement indicating that the applicants project is an original and unpublished
work, and that the applicant has authored/produced the work;
c. A proposal on the project to be undertaken; and
d. Either of the following:
Quadruplicate copies and a digital copy of a draft equivalent to twenty-five
percent (25%) or more of the entire manuscript, research or multimedia work in
progress; or
Quadruplicate copies and a digital of a draft of the manuscript, research or
multimedia work to be rewritten or improved upon prior to publication (such as,
but not limited to, a thesis or dissertation to be rewritten into book form).
4. Chosen authors will be given a grant of P200,000.00 each. Grantees will be announced
on a suitable date chosen by the NBDB.
5. Should there be no manuscript of good quality as determined by constituted advisory
committees on the chosen categories, the NBDB reserves the right not to award a grant
to any applicant.
For further requirements, refer to the Rules and Regulations Implementing Republic Act No.
9521 which may be downloaded from www.nbdb.gov.ph.