Bob McJimsey Graduate Student Paper Award
The WCBS sponsors one award, renamed at the 2011 meeting in Denver in honour of a founding member of the WCBS, Bob McJimsey, as the Bob McJimsey Graduate Student Paper Award. A citation and a cash prize (US$ 500) is offered for the paper judged best graduate student paper presented at the annual conference and subsequently submitted to the competition. The deadline for receipt of papers is announced annually, following the conference.
NACBS Prizes, Fellowships, Awards
The NACBS offers a number of prizes, fellowships and awards for research and scholarship. Visit the web page for a full list and details on how to apply.
Hanft Travel Award for British Studies Research
Graduate Students enrolled at institutions in some WCBS ‘home’ states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas are eligible to apply for a $1000 travel grant offered through the Southern Conference on British Studies (SCBS). The award is to assist in defraying the cost of research travel. For more details, visit the Southern CBS link.
National Sporting Library Research Fellowships
John H. Daniels Fellowship at the National Sporting Library in Middleburg, Virginia
The National Sporting Library & Museum, a research institution specializing in horse and field sports, invites applications for research fellowships from university faculty in the humanities and social sciences, museum and library professionals, journalists, and independent scholars. Research disciplines include history, art history, literature, American studies, and area studies. Past projects include the development of foxhounds in 18th-century Britain, women in horse sports, and Early Modern horsemanship manuals.
Located 42 miles west of Washington, D.C., the Library holds an extensive collection of over 17,000 books, periodicals, manuscripts, and sporting art. The collection is especially strong in British sporting books and periodicals. The collection covers many aspects of equestrian and outdoor sports, including foxhunting, horse racing, dressage, polo, eventing, coaching, shooting, fly fishing and angling. The F. Ambrose Rare Book Room contains over 4,000 rare volumes from the sixteenth through twentieth centuries in several languages. The Library has a permanent art collection of European and American sporting art.
The fellowship covers approved projects of 12 months or less, and applicants must demonstrate their need to use specific works in the collections. A monthly stipend, workspace, and complimentary housing (for those outside of the immediate area) are provided. Applications must be postmarked by February 1, 2012.
For more information, visit our website at www.nsl.org/fellowship or contact the Director of Communications and Research at 540-687-6542 x 11 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Elizabeth Tobey, Director of Communications & Research, National Sporting Library, P.O. Box 1335 (102 The Plains Rd.) Middleburg, VA 20118-1335