application deadline: March 1 annually
Notes: All winners must agree to teach American history, government
or social studies in grades 7-12 for no less than one year for
each full academic year of study under the fellowship.
All applicants must be US citizens or US nationals, be a teacher
or be planning to become a teacher of American history, American
government, or social studies at the secondary school level. Applicants
who already have a graduate degree must wait at least three years
from the date that degree was received before applying. Applicants
must either currently possess a bachelor's degree, or plan to
receive a bachelor's degree no later than August 31 of the year
in which they are applying.
The James Madison Foundation offers two types of fellowships.
Junior Fellowships are awarded to students who are about to complete,
or have recently completed, their undergraduate course of study
and plan to begin graduate work on a full-time basis. Junior Fellows
have two years to complete their degrees. Senior Fellowships are
awarded to experienced teachers who wish to undertake work for
a graduate degree on a part-time basis through summer and evening
classes. Senior Fellows have up to five years to complete their
degrees. Award totals $24,000 over the period of study to complete degree.
are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a Master's
degree. Fellowship winners are expected to pursue one of the following
degrees: Master of Arts in American History or Political Science,
Master of Arts in Teaching concentrating in American Constitutional
History or American Government, or a Master of Education degree
or the Master of Arts or Science in Education with a concentration
in American history or American government, political institutions,
and political theory.
applications to: OSSP will assist UIC students
with this application