Non-Resident Fellows Application

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Non-Resident Fellows Program



The Krulak Center is a think tank at the Marine Corps University focused on creating enhanced educational opportunities for students and faculty engaged in Professional Military Education (PME).  Our mission is to enable an interdisciplinary approach to support all students and faculty through complex problem solving, fostering an environment that enhances our collective warfighting capability, and facilitating and encouraging novel solutions to current and future warfighting challenges to expand the Corps’ competitive edge and improve our warfighting effectiveness.  Krulak Center Non-Resident Fellows will support the mission of the Krulak Center as needed and able.

Tasks for Krulak Non-Resident Fellows include participating in our annual Innovation Summit; supporting instruction at MCU by guesting during one campus visit, and/or virtually contributing to Krulak Center events; and supporting writing competitions. All Krulak Center Non-Resident Fellows will have the ability to collaborate with MCU staff, faculty and the Marine Corps University Foundation, participate in wargames, and support staff rides.

All published materials by Krulak Center Non-Resident Fellows will attribute an affiliation with the Krulak Center and Marine Corps University somewhere on the publication.  There are opportunities to publish with the Journal of Advanced Military Studies, Marine Corps University Press, and MCU's online PME portal The Landing. We also encourage and support publication in the Marine Corps Gazette and various other outlets supported by military services.

We are looking for individuals who can carry out innovative research on topics pertaining to modern and historical warfare. Research on cybersecurity, AI, quantum computing, information warfare, logistics, maneuver warfare, additive manufacturing, and innovation in naval research are highly desired. 


  • Generate new knowledge and contribute to debates related to the Marine Corps and the mission of Marine Corps University.
  • Publish at least one opinion essay or article in a major publication (online or in print) that bears directly on innovation and future warfare questions.
  • Visit the MCU or virtually contribute once per year to support the Innovation Summit, MCU courses, or research programs. 

  • Include a standard disclaimer that all publications are the opinion of the author.

  • Individuals accepted as Non-Resident Fellows must be willing to serve in that capacity for a period of 2 years, fulfilling the annual requirements once per year as outlined above.

  • Following the 2 year period as a Non-Resident Fellow, individuals must wait 1 year before applying again.


Curriculum Vitae, Writing Sample, and statement detailing how prospective Fellows will support the missions of MCU and the Krulak Center in the coming academic year. Applications will be accepted from 1-15 April, 2021. The Krulak Center will announce those accepted for selection in mid-May, 2021, and those selected as Fellows will begin their period of responsibility on 1 June 2021. With the very unusual circumstances of the past year, we will only be adding 3 new Fellows to our existing roster. Submit your application to Thank you in advance for your interest, and we look forward to receiving your applications!