Call for John H. Daniels Fellowship Applications

The National Sporting Library & Museum seeks applications for the John H. Daniels Fellowship which supports scholars doing research in the area of equestrian, angling and field sports. Applications must be made via email no later than March 1, 2013.

The John H. Daniels Fellowship supports scholars at the National Sporting Library & Museum for periods of two weeks to one year. Applicants must submit a formal application demonstrating how they will utilize the NSLM collections of books, periodicals, manuscripts, archival materials and fine art for research in the area of equestrian, angling and field sports. A special Fellowship also will be offered for topics relating to field sports and conservation.

Selected Fellows receive complimentary housing in Middleburg and a stipend to cover living and travel costs. University faculty and graduate students, museum curators, librarians, writers and journalists are encouraged to apply. Individuals from the disciplines of history, literature, equine studies, journalism, art history, anthropology, area studies as well as sport and environmental history have received Daniels Fellowships.

The NSLM has over 24,000 volumes on equestrian, angling and field sports dating from 1523 to the present. The collections comprise many areas of equestrian sports, including works on Thoroughbred racing, foxhunting, steeplechasing, dressage and general horsemanship. Works also include treatises on veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, farriery, cavalry, and training of horses and sporting dogs. Also represented are the non-equestrian sports of fly fishing, sport shooting and fowling.

For more information, visit the website or contact Lisa Campbell at or 540-687-6542 ext. 13.


Lisa Campbell, Librarian
National Sporting Library & Museum
P O Box 1335
102 The Plains Road
Middleburg, Virginia  20118
540-687-6542 x 13