New India Foundation Fellowships

Our friend @arunpatre on Twitter tweeted about the New India Foundation Fellowships for scholars and writers.
The core activity of the New India Foundation are 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 Rs. 50, 000 a month.

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.

The books that result from the New India Fellowship will convey original research in an accessible manner to different constituencies. To that end, each book will be published by a prestigious publishing house.

Criteria for submissions:

  • CV with contact details (email ID mandatory)
  • Book proposal
  • Writing sample of at least 5000 words (published or unpublished)
The last date for entries is 31 July, 2009. Find more details about the fellowship here.

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