The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) awards short-term research fellowships to visiting scholars for one to four weeks of residency. At the Kentucky Historical Society, scholars, family historians, students and other researchers will find a variety of materials on Kentucky history, ranging from artifacts to images and manuscripts to recorded oral histories. Using KHS’s rich archival holdings that span Kentucky, Southern and American history, fellows have completed projects on such diverse topics as frontier land distribution and law, growth of river-borne commerce in the 19th century, Civil War medicine and wartime trauma and 20th century representations of Kentucky in music and literature.

Applications for the spring cycle are due at KHS by March 1. Grantees are typically notified within six weeks

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

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