New India Foundation invites applications for the 10th round of NIF Fellowship

Date Published: 01 Jan 2020

The Trustees of the New India Foundation are pleased to invite applications for the 10th round of the New India Fellowship, beginning January 1st, 2020. The deadline to receive applications is August 31th, 2020.

Fellowships are awarded to scholars and writers working on different aspects of the history of independent India. Applicants are expected to submit a curriculum vitae, a book proposal and a writing sample of 5,000 words (published or unpublished). The call for applications states that the book proposal should be “oriented towards final publication, and outline a roadmap towards that destination”. Fellowships are awarded for the duration of one year and awardees are given a stipend of Rs 1,50,000 per month.

Fellowships are awarded to scholars and writers working on different aspects of the history of independent India. The fellowship is not restricted to a particular ideology, genre or theme; the only prerequisite is that the work should  “contribute to the fuller understanding of independent India”. Applicants are expected to submit curriculum vitae, a book proposal and a writing sample of 5,000 words (published or unpublished). The call for applications states that the book proposal should be “oriented towards final publication, and outline a roadmap towards that destination”. Thus Fellowship holders may choose to write a memoir or a work of reportage or a thickly footnoted academic study. The books could be oriented towards economics, politics or culture. They could be highly specific – an account of a single decade or a single region – or wide-ranging, such as countrywide overview.

Open only to Indian nationals, Fellowships are awarded for the duration of one year and awardees are given a stipend of Rs 1,50,000 per month. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by a jury consisting of eminent people from the world of scholarship, business and social service. The list of the fellows selected will be announced in the month of August 2020.

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