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CWMD Graduate Fellowship Program

Applying to the Program

The 2021 application cycle is now closed. Please reach out at CWMDFellowship@ndu.edu if you would like to be notified about the next application season.


Eligibility.  Applicants with or without a CWMD background are encouraged to apply. Applications from DoD civilian personnel and uniformed service members (commissioned and senior noncommissioned officer) are welcome. Members of the National Guard and Reserve, as well as personnel from other federal agencies, are also encouraged to apply.

The most competitive candidates will:

  • Demonstrate a professional need that involves having CWMD-related responsibilities;
  • Demonstrate that they require a deeper understanding of WMD-related issues to properly support and advise senior military and civilian leaders responsible for CWMD;
  • Or both.

All applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Hold an active SECRET clearance,
  • Possess a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Attend a week-long Colloquium. The Colloquium provides a comprehensive overview of the field of WMD Studies and may be conducted in-residence, 16-20 August 2021. A final decision regarding whether the Colloquium will be held online or in-residence will be announced no later than 31 May 2021. Please note, participation is mandatory. 

If you have any questions, please consult the “Frequently Asked Questions” document above. For other inquiries or to report application issues, please e-mail CWMDFellowship@ndu.edu.