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 2021-2022 ACONA Fellowship Cohort are closed. The call for applications for the 2022-2023 ACONA Fellowship Cohort will open in March 2022 and close in May 2022. The exact deadlines will be announced later.

Application Materials

To apply, applicants will need to submit the following documents:

  • 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.*

* Both motivation letter and CV/resume should be attached to an 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" If you have any questions about the application process, please see here or email us at acona@fas.harvard.edu.