New India Foundation Fellowships 2020

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EligibilityScholars and writers
AwardINR 1.5 Lakhs per month

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About the Program

The New India Foundation invites applications for New India Foundation Fellowships 2020 from scholars and writers who are working on different aspects of the history of independent India. The selected fellows will receive a stipend of INR 1,50,000 per month. 

  • New India Foundation Fellowships 2020 DeadlineClosed

    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 NIF fellows may also apply.


    A total of 5 to 10 fellowships are awarded. The fellowships are awarded for one year and carry a stipend of INR 1.5 lakhs per month.

    • CV
    • Book Proposal (not more than 5,000 words)
    • Writing samples (not more than 5,000 words)
    How can you apply?

    Procedure to apply for the scholarship:
    Step 1: Click here to apply for the scholarship.
    Step 2: Fill in all the details.
    Step 3: Attach all the required documents.
    Step 4: Submit the application form.

Important Dates

Application deadline: 31st August 2020

Selection Criteria

Candidates for the New India Fellowship are sought through select advertising in leading journals. The Trustees assess the proposals and make a shortlist 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.

Terms and Conditions
  • 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.

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