James Madison Graduate Fellowships
Official site: http://www.jamesmadison.gov/
Final Deadline: March 6, 2017 Must be submitted before 5:00 p.m. Central time
- Master of Arts degree (MA) in American history or in political science (also referred to as "government and politics" or as "government");
- Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) concentrating on either American Constitutional history (in a history department) or American government, political institutions and political theory (in a political science department);
- Master of Education degree (MEd) or the Master of Arts or Master of Science in Education, with a concentration in American history or American government, political institutions, and political theory.
To be eligible to apply for a fellowship, you must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national; plan to become a teacher of American history, American government, or social studies at the secondary school level; and receive a bachelor's degree no later then August 31 of the year in which you are applying.
After earning a master's degree, each James Madison Fellow must teach American history, American government, or social studies in grades 7-12 for no less than one year for each full academic year of study under the fellowship.
The maximum amount of each award is up to $24,000, prorated over the individual period of study. Fellowship payments cover the actual costs of tuition, required fees, books, and room and board but cannot exceed $12,000 per academic year.