Named for James Madison, Princeton's first graduate alumnus, the Madison Medal was established in 1973 by the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (APGA). Upon the recommendation of the APGA Committee on Nominations and Awards and the Madison Medal Selection Committee, this honor is conferred each year on an alumnus or alumna of the Graduate School who has had a distinguished career, advanced the cause of graduate education or achieved a record of outstanding public service.

2016 Award Recipient: James Heckman *71 (Economics)


We invite you to submit nominations for the Madison Medalist. The committee will meet over the summer and prepare recommendations to the Madison Medal Selection Committee, which will meet in the fall to review all nominations and make the selection.

Online nomination form

Previous Award Recipients

View a list of previous recipients of The James Madison Medal.

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