The John H. Daniels Fellowships at the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg, Virginia promote awareness of, and innovative, scholarly use of the institution's unique collections focused on equestrian and field sports. Funds are awarded in honor of the legacy of sportsman and book collector John H. Daniels.
The ideal applicants are researchers who wish to use the NSLM's collections in support of original scholarship and who have plans for publication. Eligible applicants include university faculty, graduate students, museum professionals, librarians, independent researchers, and writers. If applying from abroad, please consult applicable visa guidelines before making your application.
Fellowships are awarded for two months or less. The maximum stipend award is $2,000 per month. Requested stipends must be justified by an accompanying budget and typically cover transportation and food. Free, on-campus residence, including a kitchen, is available for award recipients. Fellows will be asked to give a presentation about some aspect of their research to NSLM members and the general public during their scheduled visit. Additionally, Fellows may be asked to contribute a short piece related to their research for use on the NSLM's blog, Drawing Covert.
There are five parts to the application: (1) CV or resume, (2) a research proposal of 500 words or less, (3) a budget, (4) choice of dates (January–December 2022), and (5) a letter of recommendation from an advisor or colleague which may be emailed separately to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications open June 15 and close September 15, 2022. Awards will be announced by the end of October.
The NSLM collection spans from the 16th century to the present day and covers the history and literature of equestrian sports, wing shooting, angling, and other related field sports. Holdings may be viewed here. Detailed guides to the archival collections may be viewed here. For more information about collections or the application process, please contact email@example.com.