Military Fellowship ProgramsEach year MIT Lincoln Laboratory supports active-duty military officers by awarding Lincoln Laboratory Military Fellowships. Military Fellows perform research at Lincoln Laboratory approximately two days a week during the academic year. Lincoln Laboratory pays the Fellows' tuition and fees. Officers may conduct research in Space Control; Air, Missile, and Maritime Defense Technology; Communication Systems; Cyber Security and Information Sciences; ISR Systems and Technology; Advanced Technology; Tactical Systems; Homeland Protection; and Air Traffic Control and Engineering.
Potential Military Fellows must be either enrolled in a graduate degree program that requires a thesis, is sponsored by Training with Industry, or is sponsored by their respective service for Senior Service School.
If Fellows are enrolled in a graduate program, they are required to complete a thesis. Thesis topics correspond with the research the Fellows perform at Lincoln Laboratory. Fellows have both Lincoln Laboratory and university academic advisors. Laboratory supervisors are the Fellows' advisors for their day-to-day work. The Fellows' advisors on campus have primary responsibility to ensure that all of the academic department's requirements are met for graduation.
If assigned with Training with Industry, officers will be assigned to specific Laboratory group. Senior Service School candidates will do research at the Lexington campus while taking national security management courses on the MIT main campus.
Lincoln Laboratory has sponsored numerous military officers from the Navy, Army, and Air Force, including master's degree students from all of the military academies, Training with Industry officers, Senior Service School attendees, and Service Academy summer students.If you are interested in becoming a Lincoln Laboratory Military Fellow, please fill out the application. For further information, contact jkuconis@LL.mit.edu or 781-981-7014.