James Madison Graduate FellowshipsAfter earning a master’s degree, each James Madison Fellow must teach American history, American government or social studies in grades 7-12 for no less than one year for each full academic year of study under the fellowship. The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the individual period of study, thus making the James Madison Fellowship the leading award for secondary level teachers undertaking study of the Constitution. Fellowship payments cover the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, and room and board but cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year.
- 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 then August 31 of the year in which you are applying
James Madison Graduate Fellowships