James Madison Graduate Fellowship

James Madison

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers fellowships to support teachers of the American Constitution.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals and committed to teaching American history, American government, and/or social studies full time in grades 7-12 after earning an M.A., M.A.T., or M.Ed. (degrees listed in order of preference). In addition they must have a demonstrated devotion to civic responsibility. The foundation awards approximately one fellowship per state per year to either prospective teachers or current teachers, and applicants compete only against other applicants from the state of their legal residence. The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study, to cover the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, and room & board.


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.In addition, applicants must 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) and 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. Completed applications must be received by the foundation no later than March 1.


Campus Advisor

Milton Reigelman


More information is available on the James Madison Fellowship Web site: www.jamesmadison.gov