NBDB Translation Grant

Applications for the NBDB Translation Grant are NOW OPEN! 

📖 Read the full application guidelines here: https://booksph.my.canva.site/translation-grant-2023-guidelines

We are accepting submissions until MARCH 15, 2023.


The National Book Development Board of the Philippines (NBDB) offers translation grants to Filipino publishers who wish to translate and publish their books in other Philippine and international languages.

The NBDB will subsidize the book’s translation, design/redesign, and five (5) copies of international standard print. The publisher will be responsible for the concept, approval of translations, and publication design.

The publisher will also be responsible for the translation, design, production, and retail pricing of the book. At least five (5) international standard print copies will be provided to the NBDB and associated trade collateral, such as pricing and marketing materials. 

Grantees will receive subsidies ranging from PHP50,000.00 to PHP200,000.00 depending on the genre. Apply now!

The NBDB Publication Grant is back

 Applications are officially open! 

Read the full application guidelines here: https://booksph.my.canva.site/publication-grant-2023-guidelines

We are accepting submissions until MARCH 15, 2023. Apply now!


The National Book Development Board (NBDB) calls for applications for the 2023 cycle of the Publication Grant. This grant provides a maximum of PHP200,000.00 to cover the costs of copy editing, layout, design, and printing. 

We welcome manuscripts in the following genres: climate, diversity, poetry, anthologies, crime fiction, sci-fi, graphic novels, horror, romance, queer, and non-fiction, written in ALL Philippine languages and English