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James Madison Fellowships for those wanting to become outstanding teachers of the U.S. Constitution

November 4, 2011

The James Madison Foundation offers awards for graduate study towards a master’s degree.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to apply for a fellowship, you must:
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 than August 31 of the year in which you are applying.
Wait at least three years from the time that any previous graduate degree was awarded before applying for a James Madison Fellowship.

Professional Teaching Obligation

After receiving the master’s degree, each Fellow must teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7–12 for one full year for each academic year of funding received under a fellowship, preferably in the state from which the recipient won the fellowship.

Financial Aspects of the Award

The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study, and in no case shall the award exceed $12,000 for one academic year of study.

Application deadline: March 1, 2012

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