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Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellowships, Harvard University, USA

Publish Date: Jul 11, 2015

Deadline: Feb 10, 2016

About PON Graduate Research Fellowship Programe

The Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellowships are designed to encourage young scholars from the social sciences and professional disciplines to pursue theoretical, empirical, and/or applied research in negotiation and dispute resolution. Consistent with the PON goal of fostering the development of the next generation of scholars, this program provides support for one year of dissertation research and writing in negotiation and related topics in alternative dispute resolution, as well as giving fellows an opportunity to immerse themselves in the diverse array of resources available at PON.

The Program on Negotiation Graduate Research Fellowships allow doctoral students who are writing their dissertations to be part of the PON community for one year. Successful candidates will receive:

  • A stipend of $20,000
  • Communal workspace and related facilities at PON
  • Library and other privileges at Harvard.

PON encourages students from diverse theoretical and research traditions to apply. PhD students currently enrolled in programs outside of the United States are also welcome to apply.

PON Graduate Fellows are expected to participate fully in an interdisciplinary research seminar, faculty seminars, and other special events. They have the opportunity to be involved in an array of other opportunities at the PON consortium schools – Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tufts University, – and other institutions in the Boston area.

PON Graduate Research Fellows are responsible for obtaining their own health insurance.

Doctoral candidates in the fields of economics, psychology, sociology, anthropology, international relations, public policy, urban planning, business, and law are encouraged to apply. Doctoral candidates must have completed all degree requirements except for the dissertation. Graduate law students are eligible in connection with scholarly research undertaken to satisfy their SJD thesis requirements.

Each applicant should submit

  • A detailed description of her/his proposed research (no longer than 15 pages)
  • A research budget indicating all expenses and other possible sources of financial support
  • A resume
  • A departmentally approved dissertation proposal, and
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the faculty member who will be supervising his or her research at the student’s home university.

Please note

E-mail submission of all application materials is strongly encouraged.

While applicants are not required to work within the university or department of a PON faculty member, strong preference will be given to research that is of particular interest to one or more members of the PON faculty. Therefore, applicants who are not currently working with PON faculty are strongly encouraged, but not required, to identify a PON faculty member to whom their research is likely to be of interest, and to solicit a letter of support from that person. Please see the Research Projects section of this site for information on research projects and faculty members. A list of all PON affiliated faculty members can be found here. Preference will be given to applicants who are planning to pursue a career in academia. Applicants will be notified via email regarding our decision within one month of the deadline.

Direct application materials and inquiries to

Beth Hankes
Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
1563 Massachusetts Ave.
Pound Hall 501
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-1684

For information about the current and past fellows please click here.

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