The NCCA is pleased to announce that the Call for Research Proposals is now open. Deadline for submission of proposals is on October 15, 2018.

2018 research grants

As the overall policy-making, coordinating, and funding agency for the preservation, development, and promotion of Philippine arts and culture, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts encourages and supports the conduct of research and the utilization and dissemination of research outputs on culture and the arts.

  • Research Award for an Individual (regular) – 300,000 (6 slots)
  • Research Grant for an Organization (regular) – 500, 000 (1 slot)
  • Research Award for Regional (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao) – 500,000 (3 slots)
  • Ph.D. Dissertation Award – 150, 000 ( 4 slots)
  • MA Thesis Award – 75,000 (8 slots)

Projects must be implemented from January 1 – October 31, 2019.

Deadline for submission of Proposals is on October 15, 2018.

Access the Specific Guidelines for NCCA Support for Research in Culture and the Arts for details on eligibility, requirements, and other details.

Annex A: NCCA Project Proposal Form: Word | PDF

Proposals may be submitted in any of the Philippine languages.

Submit the complete Research Proposal Packet to:

Cultural Dissemination Section
Plan/Policy Formulation and Programming Division
National Commission for Culture and the Arts
633 General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila 1002

For inquiries, please call Tel. no. (02) 527-2192 local 538/541; email: