James Madison Fellowship

Deadline Disciplines Purpose Open To Eligibility
Spring 2018 TBD American History and Government, Social Science, Secondary Education Master's degree at an accredited U.S. university Seniors and BA U.S. citizen


About the James Madison Fellowship

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 for the purpose of improving teaching about the United States Constitution in secondary schools. The Foundation is an independent agency of the Executive Branch of the federal government. Funding for the Foundation's programs comes from Congress and generous contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations.

Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. To be eligible to apply for a fellowship, you must:

•Be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national.

•Be a teacher, or plan to become a teacher, of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level (grades 7–12).

•Possess a bachelor's degree or plan to receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31 of the year in which you are applying.

•Wait at least three years from the time that any previous graduate degree was awarded before applying for a James Madison Fellowship.

The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study, and in no case shall the award exceed $12,000 for one academic year of study. Normally, Fellows receive less than these maximum amounts. Payments are made only for the actual costs of tuition, required fees, and books (as well as room and board if required to live away from your principal residence), and are made only for the minimum number of credits required for the award of the degree for which a Fellow is registered.

For more information, visit the James Madison Fellowship website.