New India Foundation Fellowship 2022

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EligibilityScholars and writers
AwardA cumulative grant of INR 18 lakhs

About the Program


Last Updated On : 12-12-2022   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

New India Foundation Fellowship 2022 is an opportunity offered by the New India Foundation (NGO) to scholars and writers who are working on different aspects of the history of Independent India. The fellowship programme supports high-quality research on a diverse range of topics around post-Independence India, leading to book-length studies. Each fellowship carries a cumulative grant of INR 18 lakhs per proposal.

  • New India Foundation Fellowship 2022

    To be eligible, an applicant must -

    • be an Indian national
    • be a scholar or writer working on different aspects of the history of independent India

    Note - Past fellows under the NIF Book Fellowship are also eligible to apply.


    Each fellowship carries a grant of INR 18 lakhs payable as per the following schedule: 

    • INR 1 lakh will be payable as a monthly stipend for a period of 12 months
    • INR 6 lakhs will be payable upon the submission of the final manuscript by the fellow to the publisher
    • Original writing sample by the applicant (maximum 5,000 words) 
    • Book proposal (maximum 5,000 words) 
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)/resume 
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the position by following the below-mentioned steps - 
    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button.
    Step 2: Click on the 'Register' button and fill in the required details to 'Register'. (Note - If already registered, log in using Gmail/Mobile number/Email Id.)
    Step 3: Fill in the required details and submit.

Important Dates

Application Deadline - 31st December 2022

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on the following criteria - 

  • Applications will be invited through select advertising by the NIF in leading journals and online platforms.
  • The NIF Trustees shall assess the proposals and prepare a shortlist of eligible candidates. 
  • The shortlisted candidates will be subject to a thorough interview process with a jury consisting of the NIF Trustees as well as other eminent persons from the worlds of scholarship, business and social service. 
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Terms and Conditions
  • The fellows will have the opportunity to choose to write a memoir, a detailed reportage or a broadly academic study. 
  • The fellow will undertake to provide the completed manuscript to the Publisher within a period of 12 (twelve) months from the commencement of the Fellowship with the NIF.
  • All Applications will be checked for eligibility by the Trustees. Any discrepancies during such eligibility checks may lead to the disqualification of the candidate. 
  • Candidates will have to give a declaration that all the outputs and materials are originally created by them and that they have not copied any content.
  • The fellowship proposals should be oriented towards the final publication of the book, and a clear road map to this eventual destination is to be outlined by the applicants.  


Note - For more information, kindly refer to the 'Fellowship Detail Document'.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by December, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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