Call for Applicants: Fellowship at the National Sporting Library & Museum

March 8, 2015 By: Erin Block

The National Sporting Library & Museum is seeking applicants for its annual John H. Daniels Fellowship, which supports scholars with funding to research and the institution.

Read more in the press release below.

Call for Applicants: John H. Daniels Fellowship at the National Sporting Library & Museum

The John H. Daniels Fellowship supports researchers at the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM), a research library and fine arts museum dedicated to preserving, promoting and sharing the literature, art and culture of equestrian, angling and field sports.


Since 2007, the NSLM has hosted the fellowship program in honor of the legacy of sportsman and book collector John H. Daniels (1921-2006). Past Fellowship recipients include post-graduate students, authors, curators, professors and scholars researching a variety of subjects related to field sports. The diversity of Fellows’ projects reflects the wide variety of material within the F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room and the NSLM collections. Topics include history, art, literature, anthropology, and sport, with research projects ranging from the architecture of horse stables, history of horsemanship, and equestrian fashion, to falconry, veterinary science, environmental conservation and fly fishing.

Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room Collections

Over five thousand rare books, manuscripts, print portfolios, and historic periodicals are preserved in the F. Ambrose Clark Rare Book Room. Noteworthy collections include the John H. and Martha Daniels Collection, the V.S. Littauer Collection, the Hunersdorf Collection, and the Huth-Lonsdale-Arundel Collection.


University faculty, graduate students, museum professionals, librarians, independent researchers, writers, and interested others are encouraged to apply. Fellowships are awarded for two months or less for residential study at our location of our collections. If applying from abroad, please consult applicable Visa guidelines before making your application.


Maximum stipend award is $2,000 per month. Residence on campus is available for award recipients.

Application requirements

Application must be received by email by June 15th each year. All required documents are to be submitted in a single PDF attachment.

Required documents include:

  • Completed application form (also available by request from [email protected])
  • CV or Resume
  • Research proposal of 1000 words or less

Please submit application to [email protected].

National Sporting Library & Museum
PO Box 1335
102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, VA 20118
Phone: 540-687-6542 Fax: 540-687-8540

Please direct any questions or correspondence to: [email protected]