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The goal of the James Madison Fellowship is to help secondary level history, government, and civics teachers to become outstanding educators of the U.S. Constitution


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.

Applications for 2025 Fellowships will open on Constitution Day, September 17, 2024. Select “Notify Me” below to get an update when it is live. The deadline to submit the 2025 application is March 1, 2025.

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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.

Get Involved

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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