George Washington Teacher Institute

This summer, the George Washington Teacher Institute summer programs are going digital with six, 5-day sessions. Each session focuses on a different theme and is designed to support K-12 educators who teach about the life, leadership, and legacies of George Washington and the 18th-century world in which he lived. Applications open January 11, 2021. Sessions will run from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. ET from June 14 – August 6, 2021. Apply for the week that best fits your classroom needs and schedule. Stipends to honor the time and commitment of participants will be provided to all teachers accepted to the George Washington Teacher Institute in Summer 2021. Go here to learn more.

National Constitution Center

This summer, join educators from across the country and constitutional scholars from across the philosophical spectrum for virtual summer programs with the National Constitution Center. Educators will work with content experts to deepen their knowledge of the history and modern understandings of constitutional topics. Through working with master teachers and the education teams from the Center, participants discover and develop innovative, nonpartisan ways to make the content relevant to their students. Educators gain new content knowledge, teaching tools, classroom-ready resources, and new skills for improving constitutional literacy. These programs are open to educators working with grades 5–12 at public, charter, independent, parochial, and other schools. They are free to attend, but successful applications are required. Go here to learn more.

National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers tuition-free opportunities for K-12 educators and higher education faculty to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1,200-$3,300 help cover expenses for these one- to four-week programs. To see all the programs and apply, go here.

Street Law

This teacher professional development institute brings a select group of high school social studies teachers to Washington, D.C., for an immersive six days of educational activities related to teaching about the U.S. Supreme Court. The Institute is co-sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society. The application period for the 2021 Supreme Court Summer Institute is open. The deadline is March 15, 2021. Learn more here.

James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation

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 2021 application goes lives on Constitution Day. Go here to learn more.