Research Fellowships

Researchers have used the Kentucky Historical Society’s rich archival holdings to shed light on a vast array of topics, from frontier land distribution and law, to Civil War medicine and from river-borne commerce in the 19th century to Kentucky’s nuclear energy industry.

To help facilitate your research, KHS offers short-term fellowships (one to four weeks) to promote scholarship on any facet of Kentucky’s history.

We have two types of fellowships, General Fellowships and Churchill Weavers Fellowship. General Fellowships are available in two award cycles (September 1 and March 1 each year). The Churchill Weavers Fellowship is available annually (September 1).

Click here for a list of our recent fellows and here for a list of their publications.

If you have questions or need more information, send an email to