Non-Resident Fellows Program

We are not currently taking applications for Non-Resident Fellows. We expect to solicit for the next cohort in 2025 with an start time in Summer 2025.


The Brute Krulak Center is a "think tank/do tank" at Marine Corps University (MCU) 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. The support provided by the first "cadre" of Krulak Center Non-Resident Fellows recruited in 2020 vastly exceeded our expectations, and we are excited to see what impact this new group has on our students, faculty, and programs!

Support opportunities for Krulak Center Non-Resident Fellows include, but are not limited to: participation in our annual Innovation Summit; supporting instruction at MCU by guest lecturing during one campus visit, and/or virtually contributing to Krulak Center events; providing mentorship and judging for writing competitions; contributing to our #BruteCast webcast series; and facilitating or providing subject matter expertise to wargame events. 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 more! Finally, as we are a center of innovation, Non-Resident Fellows are always welcome to suggest additional avenues of contribution, so if you have a good idea, just ask us!

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.

For this new group of Non-Resident Fellows, specific areas of expertise or research we are looking for include: naval warfare and naval integration; educational wargaming; emerging and future advanced technologies; strategic competition; Women, Peace, and Security programming; and areas of future warfare.


  • 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 MCU or virtually contribute once per year to support the Innovation Summit, MCU courses, research programs, or webcast/lecture series.

  • 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.

  • Non-Resident Fellows from the first cadre are welcome to re-apply!


Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, writing sample, and a statement detailing how they, as prospective Fellows, will support the missions of MCU and the Krulak Center during their tenure. Applications will be accepted from 27 February - 28 April, 2023. The Krulak Center will announce the roster of selected Non-Resident Fellows no later than 31 May, 2023, and those selected as Fellows will begin their period of responsibility on 12 June, 2023. We will be selecting 12 Non-Resident Fellows for this new cadre. Submit your application to Thank you in advance for your interest, and we look forward to receiving your applications!


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