The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers secondary-level teachers of government and history up to $24,000 to complete a master’s degree in fields related to the U.S. Constitution.

The program is open to teachers or future teachers of American history, American government or civics classes that include topics on the Constitution in grades 7-12. After receiving a master’s degree, fellows must teach in one of those areas for one full year for each academic year of funding received under the fellowship, preferably in the state from which the recipient won the fellowship.

The 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 to form professional ties that can significantly influence their career aspirations. Fellows gain a deeper understanding of the principles of constitutional government which they in turn transmit to their students.

The application deadline is March 1. Applicants compete only against other applicants from their home state. Visit the fellowship website for more information or to apply.