Application

The 2019 Application for the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Graduate Fellowship Program is now OPEN!

 

Please download and complete the following documents to apply:

1. 2019 Application Package (All applicants)

2. Standard Form 182 (DoD applicants only)

 

If you are a DoD applicant, please send the 2019 Application Package and the Standard Form 182 to CWMDFellowship@ndu.edu as two separate PDF attachments.

If you area a Non-DoD applicant, please send the 2019 Application Package to CWMDFellowship@ndu.edu as a single PDF attachment.

 

Applications for the 2019 cohort for the CWMD Graduate Fellowship Program will be accepted through midnight on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

 

If you have any questions about the program or application process, please contact the Programs Manager, Brittany Marien, at CWMDFellowship@ndu.edu or (202) 685-2343.

Program Description

The Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Graduate Fellowship Program is an initiative sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense (ASD(NCB)).  The program is administered by the National Defense University Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction on behalf of the  ASD(NCB) with contracting assistance from the Joint Requirements Office for CBRN Defense, J8, Joint Staff.

The goal of the CWMD Graduate fellowship is to build an enduring cadre of national security leaders intellectually and experientially equipped to meet future WMD challenges and to function in an interagency capacity in support of the US Government’s CWMD mission.

The CWMD Graduate Fellowship Program is unique public-private partnership conducted jointly by the National Defense University (NDU) Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Missouri State University (MSU) Graduate Department of Defense and Strategic Studies. All Fellows initially pursue a Graduate Certificate in WMD Studies (Phase I) for one year online or in-residence plus a mandatory week long intensive colloquium from August 12-17, 2019. Upon completion of Phase I, the most competitive Fellows will move onto Phase II, which is an additional year of studies in-residence that results in a Master of Science Degree in WMD Studies.

The program aims to build an enduring cadre of national security leaders intellectually and experientially equipped to meet future WMD challenges and to function in an interagency capacity in support of the US Government’s CWMD Mission. The program is structured for students to continue with full-time government employment and attend evening classes with minimal disruption to their daily work schedules.