Kentucky Historical Society
Kentucky Historical Society Seeking Research Fellowship Applicants
Frankfort, KY (March 17, 2009)—The Kentucky Historical Society is offering research fellowships to encourage and promote research on all aspects of Kentucky history. The application deadline for 2009 is April 30.
Fellowships are available in three categories:
These fellowships support visits to the Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) any time during 2009 and are intended to assist with travel and living expenses while using the KHS collections. Awards range from $250 to $1,000. These fellowships are intended to support advanced study and research and are open to independent scholars, college and university teachers, graduate students, advanced undergraduate students, librarians, archivists, and museum curators.
One out-of-state family-history fellowship of $750 is available, as well as two in-state family -history fellowships of $375 each. Successful candidates are encouraged to write articles for submission to KHS’s genealogical quarterly, Kentucky Ancestors. They are also asked to share their research results for inclusion in KHS’s family-history files.
Two fellowships of $500 each are available to fourth through twelfth grade classroom teachers in public or private Kentucky schools. Recipients must be practicing teachers and visit the KHS history campus in Frankfort for a minimum of three days to do research and create lesson plans on a Kentucky-related topic.
All fellowships also include a one-year membership in the Kentucky Historical Society. Successful applicants will be notified by May 15. Applications will be judged on the merits of the proposed research and the extent to which the judges believe that research can be advanced through the use of KHS collections.
For more information, visit the Kentucky Historical Society Web site at www.history.ky.gov and click on “Learn” or contact R. Darrell Meadows by email at Darrell.Meadows@ky.gov.
An agency of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, the Kentucky Historical Society, since 1836, has provided connections to the past, perspective on the present, and inspiration for the future. KHS operates the Old State Capitol, the Kentucky Military History Museum, and its headquarters, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History. Since 1999, the thirty-million-dollar Center has welcomed more than one million visitors. For more information about the Kentucky Historical Society and its programs, visit the Web site at www.history.ky.gov.