John H. Daniels Fellowship - National Sporting Library & Museum - Middleburg, VA (USA) - Deadline: Feb. 1, 2011

The National Sporting Library & Museum seeks applications for the John H. Daniels
Fellowship. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2011. The fellowship
supports scholars-in-residence for periods of two weeks to one year. Applicants must submit a
formal application demonstrating how they will utilize the NSL&M’s library and art
collections for research in the area of horse and field sports. A special fellowship will be
offered this year for topics relating to field sports and conservation.

Selected fellows receive complimentary housing in Middleburg and a stipend. University
faculty and graduate students; museum curators and librarians; and writers and journalists
are encouraged to apply. Past fellows from the disciplines of history, literature, equine
studies, journalism, art history, anthropology, area studies, and sport and environmental
history have received fellowships.

The program began in 2007 in honor of sportsman and book collector, John H. Daniels (
1921-2006). Past topics have included a biography of champion show jumper, Snowman; the
history of riding dress, conservation and ethics in American fly fishing, and Early Modern
horsemanship manuals. Since 2007, the NSL&M has hosted 23 fellows from throughout the United
States and from five countries.

The NSL&M has 17,000 volumes on horse and field sports dating from 1523 to the present.
Its collections comprise many topics, including Thoroughbred racing, foxhunting,
steeplechasing, dressage, general horsemanship, veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, farriery,
cavalry, fly fishing, shooting, and fowling. The National Sporting Art Museum will open in
2011 on the Library campus, with 11 galleries featuring exhibits of American and European
fine sporting art.

Elizabeth Tobey, Ph.D.
Director of Research & Publications
National Sporting Library & Museum
P.O. Box 1335
Middleburg, VA 20118-1335