Full Name:James Madison Fellowship Program
Course of Study:Arts, Humanities, Social Science
Campus Due Date:
- The James Madison 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.
- Fellows gain a deeper understanding of the principles of constitutional government which they in turn transmit to their students. In this way the James Madison Fellowships ensure that the spirit and practical wisdom of the Constitution will guide the actions of future generations of American citizens.
- Each year, the Foundation selects at least one James Madison Fellow, either junior or senior, from each state including the District of Columbia.
- Must be nominated by Franklin College.
- 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.
- The maximum amount of each award is $24,000.
- Fellowship funds may be used to cover the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, and room and board.
- Participation in an accredited four-week Summer Institute held at Georgetown University on the principles, framing, ratification, and implementation of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Expenses for the summer institute are included in the fellowship.
- Campus deadline: Please submit all required application materials to the campus representative by 5pm on January 31, 2012.
- Application deadline (online): 5pm CT on March 1, 2012
- Must apply on line.
- Application must be submitted through campus representative.
- GRE results
- 600-word essay
- 3 recommendations
Franklin College Contact:
Dr. Hisaya Kitaoka
- The fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master’s degree. James Madison Fellows may attend any accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Each individual entering the James Madison Fellowship Program will be expected to pursue and complete a master’s degree in one of the following: Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education.
- The Fellow’s proposed plan of graduate study should contain substantial constitutional coursework. Fellows are encouraged to choose institutions that offer courses that closely examine the origins and development of the U.S. Constitution, the evolution of political theory and constitutional law, the effects of the Constitution on society and culture in the United States, or other such topics directly related to the Constitution.