Aiming to address lack of scholastic work by Indian historians and social scientists on the post-Independence period, The New India Foundation seeks to sponsor works on modern India and for the fifth round of the Foundation's fellowships, applications have been invited. According to a press release from the Foundation, the fellowship, open to Indian nationals, carries a stipend of INR 70,000 per month and fellowship holders would be expected to write original books. Applicants have been invited to submit their resume, book proposal and a writing sample of at least 5,000 words (published or unpublished), to the Managing Trustee, The New India Foundation, 22 A Brunton Road, Bangalore 560025, before July 31, 2009. The applications could be sent by post or courier and email applications would not be considered, the release said. Queries could be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. For details refer to www. newindiafoundation.org.