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Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) Fellowship

Fellowships to USA, Canada, and International Scholars, IHE Teachers,
and Graduate Students to Access Historical Collections in Kentucky

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Fellowships ranging from $500 to $2,000 to USA, Canada, and International independent scholars, college and university teachers, and graduate students for short-term residencies to carry out historical research in Kentucky. Funding is intended to assist researchers with living expenses and travel costs during a one- to four-week residency at the Kentucky Historical Society.

A panel of leading historians reviews all applications. Fellows are selected based on the significance of the proposed research and on the anticipated time that research will require in Kentucky Historical Society collections.

Fellows must make an informal presentation on their research during their stay at KHS. KHS strongly encourages fellows to submit an article-length manuscript for possible publication in The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.

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GrantWatch ID#: 178950

Estimated Size of Grant:

Fellowships range from $500 (for one week) to $2,000 (for four weeks).

Term of Contract:

Fellowships range from one week to four weeks.

Awardees must use funds within the calendar year from the date of the award.

Awardees can apply for research support as needed, but awards will not be given to the same recipient in consecutive years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
-Independent scholars
-College and university teachers*
-Graduate students
-Scholars working in disciplines related to an aspect of Kentucky history

*State regulation prohibits Kentucky state employees – with the exception of school teachers and university employees – from applying.

KHS reserves the right not to award certain fellowships should extenuating circumstances arise.

Grantees will be required to provide their Social Security numbers for tax purposes.

Pre-Application Information:

Fellowships are awarded in two cycles each year, in the spring and fall. Applications for the spring cycle are due at KHS by March 1; applications for the fall cycle are due at KHS by October 1.

Grantees are typically notified within six weeks.

KHS strongly encourages fellows to submit an article-length manuscript for possible publication in The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For questions and to submit applications, contact:

Phone: 502-564-1792

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.