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Bob McJimsey Graduate Student Paper Award

The WCBS sponsors one award, the Bob McJimsey Graduate Student Paper Award, named in honour of a founding member of the WCBS. A citation and a cash prize  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. For the 2018 San Antonio conference, the deadline is 30 November. Please email your conference paper to the McJimsey Prize Committee Chair, Dr. Jodie Kreider:

NACBS Prizes, Fellowships, Awards

The NACBS offers a number of prizes, fellowships and awards for research, scholarship, and student travel to the NACBS Annual Meeting. Visit the web page for a full list and details on how to apply.

London Goodenough Association of Canada Scholarship

Canadian students engaged in post-graduate studies in any subject area, or, in research for periods of 6 to 12 months in London are encouraged to apply for a residential scholarship at London’s premiere international student residence, Goodenough College located in Mecklenburgh Square, near Russell Square.  Award winners must be enrolled in postgraduate study at a London-based university or college, or, must be researchers pursuing a Master’s or PhD with a demonstrated need to be in London for an extended period of time.  Applications are due in early January for a start date in the ensuing fall or winter term.  Visit for details.

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.

For more information, visit their website at or contact the Director of Communications and Research, National Sporting Library, P.O. Box 1335 (102 The Plains Rd.) Middleburg, VA 20118-1335. Or at 540-687-6542 x 11 or