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

We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 ACONA Fellowship! The application deadline is Sunday, May 2, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EDT (Monday, May 3, 2021, 03:59 a.m. UTC).

Application Materials
To apply, please send the following documents to acona@fas.harvard.edu by Sunday, May 2, 2021, 11:59 p.m. EDT (Monday, May 3, 2021, 03:59 a.m. UTC)

  • 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.