The James Madison Foundation Fellowships were created 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.
Fellowship recipients have a unique opportunity to strengthen their research, writing, and analytical skills and, in the process, they form a deeper understanding of the principles of constitutional government which they in turn transmit to their students and will ensure that the spirit and practical wisdom of the Constitution will guide the actions of future generations of American citizens. Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete, or have completed, their undergraduate course of study and intend to pursue full-time graduate work. After earning the master's degree, a James Madison Fellow is required to teach American history, American government, and/or social studies full-time in grades 7-12. The maximum amount of each award is $24,000. Fellowship payments cover the actual cost of tuition, required fees, books, and room and board but cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year.
Internal: Early February
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Learn more about the James Madison Fellowship Program at the above webpage, by visiting the Office of National Fellowships & Scholarships, or by contacting the faculty liaison.