The CWMD Graduate Fellowship Program welcomes applications from:
- Uniformed personnel in the grades of WO2–WO5 and O-3–O-6.
- DoD civilians in the grades of GS-9–GS-15.
- Non-DoD personnel who are of equivalent ranks to those listed above and are able to provide their own funding. DoD funding is limited to DoD personnel only.
- Possess a bachelor degree.
- Possess a final DoD SECRET clearance.
- Secure the permission and support of their supervisory chain to depart their workplace in time to:
- Depart work in time to attend classes at 6:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), either in-residence at the MSU campus in Fairfax, Virginia and the NDU campus in Washington, D.C. or remotely.
- Attend the CWMD Fellows Colloquium conducted at NDU, as follows:
- First-year students will attend a week-long colloquium session during the week of August 12-17, 2019. Attendance at this entire week is mandatory. Failure to attend this week-long session in its entirety will result in dismissal from the CWMD Graduate Fellowship Program.
- Second-year students will attend monthly colloquium sessions, typically held on Friday afternoons, throughout the academic year.
- For DoD CWMD Graduate Fellows: The Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs (the Fellowship sponsor) covers all costs, including tuition, books, and course fees.
- For Non-DoD CWMD Graduate Fellows: The cost is approximately $13,000 per year. Non-DoD Fellows must secure funding from their home organizations or pay out of pocket.