The National Book Development Board of the Philippines (NBDB) offers translation subsidies to Philippine publishers to translate existing published books in a Philippine language to English or any other foreign language. The subsidy program aims for wider dissemination of Philippine culture, art, and literature, locally and globally, by allowing readers to read extant Philippine published books in their native languages.

The subsidy program will cover translation costs to a maximum of PHP 200,000.00 per title.

Applications must be received by NBDB on or before 26 February 2021 (Friday).

Interested publishers should email their applications to with the subject: NBDB Translation Subsidy Program Application (Name of publishing enterprise).

Call for Applications – NBDB Translation Subsidy Program 2021 | National Book Development Board (

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