James Madison Fellowship

Supports future secondary school teachers pursuing masters programs in history, government or political science.

Madison Junior Fellowships fund graduate study for individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. The maximum award is $12,000 per year for up to two years and covers tuition, books, room, board and required fees.


Deadline Information

Deadline is 5:00 p.m., central time: Thursday, March 1, 2018


Fellows should plan to enroll in a program of study that leads to a degree of MA, MAT or MEd with emphases in history, government or political science. The program should also offer courses on the development of the U.S. Constitution, the evolution of political theory and constitutional law, the influence of the Constitution on American society and culture, or in other subject areas related to the U.S. Constitution. All fellows participate in a summer institute on the Constitution held at Georgetown University.

Fellows agree to teach one year of American history, American government or social studies in grades 7-12 for each year of study under the fellowship.

Eligibility Requirements

Fourth-year students and recent college graduates who are US citizens or nationals are eligible to apply.

Application Process

Visit the fellowship application platform here to create an account and apply online.