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Kentucky Historical Society fellowships follow these guidelines:
- From $500 (for one week) to $2,000 (for four weeks) for regular fellowships
- From $150 (for one week) to $600 (for four weeks) for scholars who live within 100 miles of Frankfort, KY
To assist researchers with travel and living expenses while using KHS collections.
- 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.
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 KHS collections.
- Make an informal presentation on their research during their stay at KHS.
- Submit a final narrative report of three to five pages outlining the work they accomplished at KHS within one month of the fellowship’s end.
- Provide KHS with a copy of any publications that result from or are aided by the fellowship.
KHS strongly encourages fellows to submit an article-length manuscript for possible publication in The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society.