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James Madison Fellowship application is now live!

Become part of a special cohort, make lifelong connections, and help bring the U.S. Constitution to life in secondary schools throughout the nation.


The 27th Annual James Madison Lecture

Please join us for a conversation between Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff and Dr. Jeffry Morrison about Schiff’s books, “The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams” and “A Great Improvisation, Franklin, France, and the Birth of America.”


Constitutional Conversations

Watch as Dr. H.W. Brands and Dr. Jeffry Morrison discuss Founding Partisans in the latest edition of the Constitutional Conversations video series.


Madison Notes

Read the latest edition of Madison Notes, featuring essays as well as Fellow and Foundation news.


The James Madison Review of Books

Read the latest edition of The James Madison Review of Books, featuring essays, book reviews, and poetry.


America’s most prestigious award in constitutional history and government for secondary teachers.

Portrait of James Madison

James Madison Graduate Fellowships

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. As funding permits, the Foundation plans to offer one fellowship per state per year.

The 2025 application is now live.

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James Madison Fellows Speak about the Fellowship Program

A brief introduction to the James Madison Fellowship program provided by actual James Madison Fellows.

Former Secretary of Education speaks about his experience being a James Madison Fellow

John B. King, Jr., New Jersey Fellow, President and CEO of the Education Trust and former Secretary of Education.

The 26th Annual James Madison Lecture

Hear from H. W. Brands, Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin: Founding Partisans: Hamilton, Madison, Jefferson, Adams and the Brawling Birth of American Politics.

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The James Madison Education Fund Inc. is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1994 as a partner organization to the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation with a mission to encourage study of the United States Constitution, its roots, its formation, its principles, and its development. The James Madison Education Fund Inc. is privately funded through your generous donations.

Support us through the Combined Federal Campaign, CFC code 11763.

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