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The James Madison Fellowship

ETSU Faculty Representative:

Dr. Angela Lewis
Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Office: Warf-Pickel 319
Phone: 439-7503
Email: lewisar@etsu.edu

Website: http://www.jamesmadison.com

Award: Up to $12,000 a year to cover tuition, fees, books, and room and board, for two years.

Eligibility: Applicants must be US citizens, have completed a bachelors degree by the time the fellowship is initiated, and be (or plan to become) employed as a teacher of American History, American Government, or Social Studies at the secondary-school level. If applicants already have a graduate degree, they may apply only after three years has passed from when the previous degree was awarded. 

When to Apply: Applications are usually due in early March.

Established by Congress in 1986, the James Madison Fellowship is designed to improve the instruction of the US Constitution in secondary schools by supporting the training of those who will teach the subject. The Fellowship offers two years of support to its recipients, during which time they are to complete either a MA or MAT in History or Political Science or a MEd, MAE, or MSE in Education (with a focus on American government, politics, or political theory). For those already working full-time, Senior Fellow positions are also available, which allow recipients five years in order to complete their degrees part-time. In addition to their regular coursework, Fellows will also earn six credits taking part in the mandatory "Summer Institute on the Constitution" held at Georgetown University each summer. At least six additional credits of Constitutional study are also required. Upon completion of their degree, all recipients must teach at least one year of American History, American Government, or Social Studies at the secondary-school level.

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