2018 Buchwald Summer Fellowships

A summer fellowship to make you the expert teacher your students need 

Ashbrook is pleased to announce a summer graduate study program for secondary school social studies teachers. The Buchwald Summer Fellowship in American History and Government will provide teachers the opportunity to study in depth the people, events, and ideas they teach every day.

Fellowship Students and Professor

Who should apply?

The Buchwald Summer Fellowship is open to high school and middle school social studies teachers who want to deepen their content knowledge, be energized by bright colleagues, and be mentored by history and political science faculty distinguished for their teaching and scholarship. Teachers in public, private, parochial, and charter schools are welcome to apply.

What does the Buchwald Fellowship cover?

The fellowship will cover the full cost of tuition, room, board, and books to participate in a weeklong summer graduate course offered through Ashbrook’s Master of Arts in American History and Government. The courses are held on the campus of Ashland University in bucolic Ashland, Ohio, located 60 miles south of Cleveland. Courses are available in a range of topics covering the breadth of American history, from the founding of the republic through the twentieth century. View the complete schedule of courses.

Fellows are expected to cover the cost of their own transportation, but those traveling by air to the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport will receive complimentary shuttle service to campus. For those driving to our campus, parking is available at no cost. No travel stipend is available.

How many Buchwald Fellowships are available?

We are seeking to identify and support teachers nationwide who are committed to teaching American history and government through the use of primary source documents. Ashbrook intends to offer up to 50 fellowships. Priority will be given to applicants not selected for a Buchwald fellowship in a previous year and to those not already enrolled in classes within the Master of Arts in American History and Government program.

What is expected of Buchwald Fellows?

Those receiving a fellowship will be invited to participate in one of Ashbrook’s graduate courses offered on the campus of Ashland University during the Summer 2018 semester. Each of our graduate courses are conducted as a seminar-based discussion format. Fellows are expected to participate fully in the weeklong course, complete assigned readings prior to their arrival on campus, attend each class meeting during the week, contribute actively to class discussions, and complete any written assignments required for the course. Each course begins on Sunday afternoon at 4:30 pm Eastern Time and concludes around 3:30 pm on Friday. Fellows must commit to arriving on-time Sunday and are expected to remain until the conclusion of the course on Friday.


For 2018, all recipients are expected to complete graded written assignments as a condition of the fellowship. Written assignments may include in-class written exams, take-home exams, research papers, presentations, or a combination of assignments. Grades will be awarded on the standard A-to-F scale. Fellows may not audit the course.

What do Buchwald Fellows receive upon completing the program?

In addition to the knowledge gained during the week and the camaraderie of studying alongside their peers from across the country, fellows who successfully complete all course requirements will earn two semester hours of graduate credit from Ashland University.

Thinking about earning a master’s degree? Credit earned as a fellow may be applied to the requirements of Ashland’s Master of Arts in American History and Government.

How can I apply?

To apply, simply complete our online application. Applications are due no later than March 1st, 2018.

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