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The New India Foundation Fellowships

education Updated: Jul 06, 2011 11:02 IST

The New India Foundation Fellowships 2011

The New India Foundation now invites applications for the sixth round of its fellowships. The New India Fellowships, awarded to scholars and writers working on different aspects of the history of independent India. The duration of the fellowships is twelve months. Fellows are paid R70,000 a month. Each year, a mix of young and experienced candidates are selected.


The New India Fellowships are open only to Indian nationals, including those currently living abroad. Fellowship holders are expected to write original books. Their proposals should be oriented towards final publication, and outline a road map towards that destination. The Foundation is ecumenical as regards genre, theme, and ideology: the only requirement is that the proposed works contribute to the fuller understanding of independent India. Thus Fellowship holders may choose to write a memoir, or a work of reportage, or a thickly footnoted academic study. Their books could be oriented towards economics, or politics, or culture. They could be highly specific-an account of a single decade or a single region-or wide-ranging, such as a countrywide overview.

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Last date to apply:

June 20, 2011