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 acona@fas.harvard.edu.

How to Apply

Applications for the 2022-2023 ACONA Fellowship Cohort are now open, and will close on May 6, 2022, 11:59PM EDT. The following documents must be submitted to acona@fas.harvard.edu:

  • 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@fas.harvard.edu. Recommendation letters should be saved as "[Applicant Last Name] [Recommender Last Name] Recommendation.pdf" Candidates will be notified of their application decision in June 2022. If you have any questions about the application process, please see here or email us at acona@fas.harvard.edu.