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ACONA welcomes applications by highly qualified candidates of all nationalities who demonstrate 3-5 years of advanced professional or research experience in one of the following broad fields:

  1. Arms control and nuclear issues;

  2. Negotiation and mediation;

  3. International peace, security, and global affairs, particularly U.S.-Russia-China-EU relations.

The most highly-qualified candidates will be able to demonstrate several years of professional or research experience in their field, international experience, an advanced degree, and public recognition of their achievements.

How to Apply

We are not currently accepting applications. The call for applications for the 2025-2026 fellowship cycle will open in March 2025.

The following application documents must be submitted:

  • Motivation letter (1-2 pages) that documents passion for arms control, negotiation, and/or international peace and security. In your letter, please state that you have reviewed the curriculum and requirements, confirm that you intend to participate in all parts of the 12-month ACONA program, and explain what you would bring to the ACONA community.

  • CV/resume (max. 5 pages) that reflects relevant experience.

  • Letter of recommendation that highlights exceptional relevant work.

Important: Applicants must submit both the motivation letter and CV/resume via email in PDF formats. The recommendation letter must be submitted directly by the recommender (not by the applicant) to ACONA. Recommendation letters should be saved as "[Applicant Last Name] [Recommender Last Name] Recommendation.pdf"

Candidates will be notified of their application decision in June 2025.

If you have any questions about the application process, please see here or email us.

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