Appel à candidature : « John H. Daniels Fellowship, National Sporting Library & Museum, Middleburg, Virginia »

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. 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 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. 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.

University faculty and graduate students; museum curators and librarians; and writers and journalists are encouraged to apply. Citizens of countries that participate in the U.S. Department of State’s Visa Waiver Program (FRANCE!) may apply for periods of 90 days or less. Selected Fellows receive complimentary housing in Middleburg and a stipend to cover living and travel costs.

To Apply
Applications must be postmarked by March 1st, 2013 , with notification in late March. Applications will be made by e-mail.

Application Requirements
• Cover letter with contact information (including physical address and telephone number) and information about where you learned of the fellowship.
• A title for your project with a two-sentence synopsis.
• Research proposal of no more than 1000 words. Applicants must show how their research will utilize the Library’s collections.
• Short bibliography of titles to be consulted.
• Budget not to exceed $2,000/month with estimate of expenses (housing and utilities are provided by NSL). Travel expenses to and from Middleburg may be incorporated into monthly budget.
• Tentative first and second choice of dates of residency from 2 weeks to 12 months in duration. Please specify whether you require housing. Residency dates may be selected to occur during the following time period: May 1st of the current year through May 1st of the next. Fellows are expected to be present at the Library during its hours of operation.
• Letter of recommendation, e-mailed separately, from an advisor or colleague.
• Curriculum vitae or detailed resume including a list of publications or talks.

Please do not send any materials other than those specified in the application. Additional questions may be directed to or 540-687-6542 ext. 13.

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