Applying to the Program

Now accepting applications for the 2018 cohort. Extended Deadline: 30 March 2018.

Complete and submit, by midnight on 30 MARCH 2018, the entire application packet consisting of:

  • the basic application, including the personal essays (maximum 1500 characters, each, including spaces), official transcript from your most recent degree (must be scanned or electronic; scanned copies are acceptable, even with a “void” watermark), and signed supervisor support form
  • service agreement/pecuniary liability agreement in the event of failure to complete the entire program for any reason other than the convenience of the U.S. Government (SF-182). Required for DoD personnel only.

Only complete applications (including all signatures) will be accepted.

Applications must be submitted by email through the procedures noted here.  Receipt of all applications is acknowledged by reply email.  Failure to receive an acknowledgement within five business days means that the application was not received. Please call Ms. Hannah Kraushaar (Program Manager) at 202-685-3127 if you do not receive acknowledgement of receipt.

The application packet and SF 182 must be saved in PDF format must be sent to and arrive at no later than 2400 hours, 30 March 2018. Please note, this email address cannot accept encrypted emails.

For secure submission, applications may also be sent to the address through the AMRDEC SAFE website (

Applicants will be appraised of their status no later than 1 MAY 2018. Statuses include:

  • Selectee
  • Alternate Selectee
  • Not selected

One CWMD Fellow cohort is admitted each year.  Selections are for the academic year beginning August 2018 and cannot be deferred.  Selectees unable to begin the program at the appointed start time must reapply at a later year.

Application Package

The application package, found below, includes the following documents:

  • Application checklist
  • Data sheet (must not be printed and scanned)
  • Essay questions
  • Supervisor Certification

2018 CWMD Graduate Fellowship Application Package

You must also submit the SF 182, found here. (Required for DoD personnel only)