The Filson Historical Society Fellowships & Internships
The Filson fellowships and internships encourage the scholarly use of our nationally significant collections by providing support for travel and lodging. Internships provide practical experience in collections management and research for graduate students. Fellows as well as interns are expected to be in continuous residence at The Filson. Application deadlines for all fellowships and internships are October 15th and February 15th each year (or the Monday following the 15th if it falls on a Saturday or Sunday). Applications are reviewed two times a year.
The Society’s collections are especially strong for the frontier, antebellum, and Civil War eras of Kentucky history. The fellowships are designed to encourage research in all aspects of the history of Kentucky and the regions of the Ohio Valley and the Upper South. Applicants should indicate how The Filson’s collections are relevant to their research topics and will have the opportunity to present the results of their research to scholars and the general public as appropriate. The Filson anticipates that fellows will publicize the results of their research in Ohio Valley History, a peer-reviewed journal published jointly by The Filson, the Cincinnati Museum Center, and the University of Cincinnati.
Master’s Thesis Fellowships
Eligibility: M.A. candidate at the thesis stage Tenure of Fellowship: One week Amount of Award: $500 Note: Full support of a single $500 award is available for a one-week fellowship period to encourage use of our research collections by M.A. students developing and researching thesis topics. Partial support is available for students residing in Kentucky who travel from beyond the greater Louisville area.
Eligibility: Ph.D. or equivalent, or doctoral candidate at the dissertation stage. Tenure of Fellowship: One week Amount of Award: $500 Note: Full awards are $500 per week and may be awarded for up to two weeks. Awards must be used within eighteen months of their receipt. Partial support is available for scholars residing in Kentucky who travel from beyond the greater Louisville area.
Ballard Breaux Visiting Fellowships
Eligibility: Ph.D. or equivalent Tenure of Fellowship: One month Amount of Award: $2,000 Note: Full support for post doctoral scholars living outside of Kentucky is available for a one-month residence. Partial support is available for scholars residing in Kentucky who travel from beyond the greater Louisville area. Applicants for Breaux Visiting Fellowships are automatically considered for Filson Fellowships.
Eligibility: Current enrollment in or recent completion of a graduate program in history or a related field Tenure of Internship: Two semesters Amount of Award: $1,000 per semester Note: Interns work with appropriate curatorial staff and faculty advisors in areas of collections management and research.
H. F. Boehl Summer Interns
Eligibility: Current enrollment in or recent completion of a graduate program in history or a related field Tenure of Internship: One to three months summer residence Amount of Award: $1,200 per month Note: Interns work with appropriate curatorial staff and faculty advisors in areas of collections management and research.
For more information, contact Dr. A. Glenn Crothers, Director of Research for The Filson Institute, The Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40208 or email email@example.com.