For the National Book Development Trust Fund 2016, three categories are now accepting submissions: Mother Tongue, Senior High School, and IPR. Since these materials are few or even nonexistent, this year’s NBDTF is geared towards addressing this gap.
National Book Development Trust Fund 2016 – Mother Tongue
Submissions are encouraged for Supplementary Reading Materials, written in the mother tongue for children in Grades One to Three.
Five language categories are opened: Waray (Region VIII), Maranao (Region IX), Kapampangan (Region III), Maguindanaon (Region IX), and Tausug (Region IX). The completed manuscripts, comprised of 30-50 pages, in the chosen mother tongue (with Filipino translation), are meant to increase proficiency in reading and writing in the mother tongue and to enrich the target readers’ appreciation of the different facets of the Region where such language is used.
These manuscripts may be compiled in one book or be a series of four (4) books, with the following descriptions:
1 of 4: Environment
This book will tackle topography, natural resources, endemic plants and animals, and other environmental features (e.g., disasters) in the region where the specific mother tongue is spoken.
2 of 4: People, Places, and Events
This book will tackle historical places, people, and events of the region where the specific mother tongue is spoken.
3 of 4: Arts and Culture
This book will tackle different art forms (visual arts, music, dance, theater, literary, etc.) and cultural beliefs and events in the region or geographical areas where the specific mother tongue is spoken.
4 of 4: Short Fiction for Children
This book will comprise of poems or short fiction for children written in the mother tongue.
Who May Apply:
- Juridical entities who employ authors who have capacity to undertake the project.
- NBDB- registered authors who are proficient in the language categories chosen and wish to develop and complete manuscripts in one or more of the four (4) books, as set out above.
An applicant may choose more than one of the four books in the series, provided that he or she will be able to complete them within the given time-frame. Separate applications for each of the books (e.g., one application for Waray (Region VIII) Book 1: Environment and for Waray (Region VIII) Book 3: Arts and Culture)
How to Apply:
Submit the following documents:
- Applicant’s curriculum vitae (in the case of juridical entities, its SEC registration documents, as may be applicable, and the curriculum vita of the authors-applicants)
- A sworn statement indicating that the submitted work is an original and unpublished work, and that the applicant is the copyright-holder of the work.
- A project proposal (setting out the objectives, proposed scope of work (i.e., table of contents) timeline, budget and resources, and other relevant information supporting the author’s capacity to undertake the project)
- NBDB Certificate of Registration
- Manuscript-Form: In 12-point type, Times New Roman, with at least 1-inch margins, and sequentially numbered on 81/’ x 11’ bond paper; in quadruplicate copies. A digital copy shall also be submitted.
- Manuscript-Substance: At least 25% of the manuscript, written in the language applied for (with Filipino translation).
Deadline of Applications
July 31, 2016. Applications mailed from outside Metro Manila will be accepted if post marked July 31, 2016.
How Grantees are Chosen
An Advisory Committee (AC) shall deliberate and choose among the pool of submissions under each language and category.
Should there be no manuscript of good quality as determined by the AC, the NBDB reserves the right not to award a grant to any applicant.
Terms and Conditions of the Grant
Upon awarding of the grant, such grantee is given three (3) months to complete the manuscript (or the remaining 75% of the work). The Grantee may be awarded PHP 70,000-PHP100,000.00 per manuscript, based on the proposed budget of the applicant and as approved by the proper AC.