The New India Foundation is now accepting applications for the eighth round of the New India Foundation Fellowships. 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Applicants are expected to submit a curriculum vitae, a book proposal and a writing sample of 5,000 words (published or unpublished).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 100,000 per month. Applications close on September 30 this year.
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.”
Fourteen books have so far been published by fellows. Recent publications include Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India by Akshaya Mukul, Ahmedabad: A City in the World by Amrita Shah, From Soup to Superstar: The Story of Sea Turtle Conservation by Kartik Shanker and Rethinking Revolutions by Richa Kumar.
The trustees of the New India Foundation are Ramachandra Guha, Nandan Nilekani and Manish Sabharwal.
See below for the full text of the call for applications