James Madison Graduate Fellowship


Founded by an Act of Congress in 1986, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers fellowships to support teachers of the American Constitution. It hopes to honor Madison’s legacy and Madisonian principles by providing support for graduate study that focuses on the Constitution—its history and contemporary relevance to the practices and policies of democratic government.


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. Completed applications must be received by the foundation no later than March 1.

Campus Advisor

Sarah Murray (sarah.murray@centre.edu)


Details about the James Madison Fellowship may be found at www.jamesmadison.com