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Organization : New India Foundation
Fellowship Name : NIF Fellowship 2020
Applicable For : Scholars & Writers
Applicable State/UTs : All India
Last Date : 31st August 2020
Website :

NIF Fellowship

Applications for the 10th round of New India Foundation fellowships are now open.

Related / Similar Fellowship : Sightsavers India Fellowship 2020

Who Can Apply?

** The Fellowship is only open to Indian Citizens
** Scholars and writers working on different aspects of the history of independent India can apply.
** Past NIF Fellows may also apply

How to Apply?

Just follow the below steps to apply for the NIF Fellowship 2020.

Steps :
Step 1 : Visit the official website of New India Foundation through provided above.
Step 2 : Read the instructions carefully and click on the “Apply” link.

Step 3 : Fill in all the details in the application form.

Step 4 : Attach all the required documents.
Step 5 : Finally click on “Submit” button to complete your application.

Documents Required

** CV
** Book Proposal (not more than 5,000 words)
** Writing samples (not more than 5,000 words)

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Selection Process

** Candidates for the New India Fellowship are sought through select advertising in leading journals. The Trustees assess the proposals and make a short list from the submissions.

** The shortlisted candidates are called for an interview, with a jury consisting of eminent people from the worlds of scholarship, business, and social service.

Fellowship Details

** From a large pool of several hundred applications, about 15-20 are shortlisted to meet with the jury and about 5-10 fellowships are awarded.

** Open only to Indian nationals, including those currently living abroad, the fellowships are awarded for one year and carry a stipend of Rs.1,50,000 a month.

Guidelines & Conditions

** 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 a highly specific-an account of a single decade or a single region-or wide-ranging, such as a countrywide overview.

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

** The Fellowship is given against a self-declaration that all material and outputs are the original work of the author
** Fellowship awardees are required to devote themselves full-time to the book project during the 1 year period.

About Us :
The New India Foundation, based in Bangalore, uniquely matches public-spirited philanthropy with ground-breaking and relevant scholarship. In the six-and-a-half decades since Independence, there has been a large body of work produced by Indian historians and social scientists.

Taken singly, many of these studies are very impressive; viewed cumulatively, they add up to much less than what one might expect.

Application Deadline

Application Deadline for NIF Fellowship is extended till 31st August 2020.

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