For: Seniors and recent graduates
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. The Fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master’s degree at any accredited institution of higher education in the United States.
Each individual entering the James Madison Fellowship Program will be expected to pursue and complete a master’s degree in one of the following (listed in order of preference): 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.
The maximum amount of each award is $24,000, prorated over the period of study.