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 2013. The chosen manuscripts will receive a grant of at least P200,000.00 each. Manuscripts should be on any of the following: Local history of a province written in English or Filipino; A novel written in Ilocano; A biography written in Cebuano; and Appropriate/Livelihood/New technologies in entrepreneurship.

Applicants must submit a curriculum vitae; 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 August 2013. Applications must be mailed to The Executive Director at Unit 2401 Prestige Tower, F. Ortigas Jr. Avenue, Ortigas Central Business District, Pasig City. Details of the NBDB Trust Fund may be downloaded here .