University of Wisconsin–Madison

CSAC Fellows Program

Part of the mission of CSAC has been to extend Founding era resources and staff expertise to a range of communities beyond the University of Wisconsin–Madison. To fulfill that mission, each year CSAC identifies six teachers among program applicants who have a record of commitment to teaching and invites them to participate in a special three-day seminar on the Confederation period and the drafting and ratification of the Constitution. The program’s purpose is twofold: to honor teachers for their dedication and to enhance their content knowledge and pedagogical skills in the history of early national America. Any teacher currently under contract in any school, public or private, is invited to apply. Program participants are also eligible for the fellowship upon reapplication.

Benefits of being a CSAC Fellow

  • A cash award of $150 for travel
  • A three-day seminar specifically designed for CSAC Fellows, room and board provided
  • Access to conferences hosted by other UW outreach organizations
  • Opportunities to network with other teachers
  • A Wisconsin Historical Society membership
  • A set of reference books

2018 Program

Announcements regarding the 2018–19 CSAC Fellows Program will be in the fall of 2018. The seminar will likely be held in early spring 2019.

2017-2018 Fellows

Nick Adams Madison East High School
Patrick Coffey Brookfield East High School
Patrick Idstein St. Thomas More High School
Dan Kelly West Des Moines High School
Tim McLean St. Francis High School

Past CSAC Fellows