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ACONA welcomes applications from highly qualified candidates 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.

International experience, advanced degree(s), and public recognition of achievements desirable. If you are not sure if you are eligible, please contact us at

How to Apply

Applications for the 2022-2023 ACONA Fellowship Cohort closed on May 6, 2022, 11:59PM EDT. We are no longer accepting applications. Please see the application instructions below, however, if you are interested in applying during the next cycle. The following documents must be submitted to

  • 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 Recommendation letters should be saved as "[Applicant Last Name] [Recommender Last Name] Recommendation.pdf" Candidates will be notified of their application decision in June. If you have any questions about the application process, please see here or email us at

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