Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

The Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School welcomes students from across the Boston area who are interested in negotiation, mediation, and conflict management. Advancing issues of negotiation is central to our mission of helping individuals become more effective leaders. That’s why we offer students access to expert insights, internship opportunities, funding for research, and more.

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EXPLORE OUR STUDENT RESOURCES
INSIGHTS FROM WORLD-RENOWNED EXPERTS

We host various events throughout the year, including conversations with world leaders, film series, book discussions, and seminars on current negotiation and mediation tactics employed around the globe. For details about upcoming events, click here.

PON Grant and Fellowship application dates for academic year 2024-2025 coming soon!

FUNDING FOR ACADEMIC RESEARCH

PON provides fellowship and grant opportunities to help qualified individuals pursue academic research and projects in the field of negotiation.

Graduate Research Fellowships
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. Each fellow receives a $35,000 stipend for one year of dissertation research and writing in negotiation and related topics in alternative dispute resolution. The fellowship also provides full access to PON facilities and Harvard libraries.

For list of past awardees and application process, click here.

Summer Fellowships
Summer fellowship grants focus on the connection between scholarship and practice in negotiation and dispute resolution by supporting students interested in exploring career paths, either professional or academic. Summer fellowships provide students at Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University, and other Boston-area schools with up to $3,500 for internships or summer research projects in negotiation and dispute resolution in partnership with public, nonprofit, or academic organizations..

For list of past awardees and application process, click here.

Next Generation Grants
Next Generation Grants support research in negotiation and conflict resolution by nontenured faculty and doctoral students. Faculty and students from any school or department within PON’s interuniversity consortium (Harvard, MIT, Tufts) may apply. Postdoctoral students with formal affiliations to Harvard or one of our consortium schools are also welcome to apply. Doctoral student grants are limited to $5,000; nontenured, tenure-track faculty grants are limited to $10,000.

For list of past awardees and application process, click here.

Graduate Student Grants
Our Student Grants program supports cutting-edge research projects in the field of negotiation and conflict resolution at the graduate level. Grants are awarded for specific research projects in amounts of up to $1,000. Students from any Boston-area school may apply.

For list of past awardees and application process, click here.

COURSES

Harvard Law School Negotiation and Mediation Programs
Harvard Law School offers a number of negotiation and mediation opportunities in addition to the offerings at PON:


PON Live! The Institution Builder’s Toolbox: Strategies for Negotiating Change

Diane Long   •  06/10/2024   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Events, student

Institution Builders Toolbox Book Cover

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

PON Live! Book Talk
The Institution Builder’s Toolbox: Strategies for Negotiating Change

A discussion with:

Jeswald W. Salacuse
Executive Committee Member
Program on Negotiation
at Harvard Law School
Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor Emeritus
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Tufts University

Daniel Shapiro, Ph.D.
Affiliate Faculty, Program on Negotiation
at Harvard Law School
Founder and Director … Learn More About This Program

PON Live! The Art of Asking Questions in Mediation and Negotiation

Diane Long   •  05/21/2024   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Events, student

David Hoffman head shot

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

PON Live!
The Art of Asking Questions in Mediation and Negotiation
A webinar with:

David Hoffman
John H. Watson, Jr., Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
Faculty, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
Mediator, Arbitrator, Attorney, Boston Law Collaborative, LLC
 
Monday, June 24, 2024
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (US and … Learn More About This Program

PON Live! Forging Bonds in a Global Workforce: Build Rapport, Camaraderie, and Optimal Performance No Matter the Time Zone

Diane Long   •  05/07/2024   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Events, student

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

PON Live! Book Talk
Forging Bonds in a Global Workforce:
Build Rapport, Camaraderie, and Optimal Performance No Matter the Time Zone

A discussion with authors:

Andy Molinsky
Professor of International Management and
Organizational Behavior
Brandeis International Business School
Director, Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership
Brandeis University
 

Melissa Hahn
Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
School of International Service
American University

Moderated … Learn More About This Program

Kelman Seminar: How Does the Media Make Peace Visible in a World of Nonstop Conflict?

Diane Long   •  04/26/2024   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Events, student, The Kelman Seminar

all speakers image

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

How Does the Media Make Peace Visible in a World of Nonstop Conflict?

An panel discussion with:

Jamil Simon
Founder and Director
Making Peace Visible.org
Andrea Muraskin
Journalist and Podcast Producer
Making Peace Visible.org

Steven Youngblood
Associate Director
Professor of Journalism
Making Peace Visible.org
 
Tuesday, May 7, 2024
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET (US and Canada)
Free … Learn More About This Program

Kelman Seminar: Reframing Conflicts Over Natural “Resources”: The Rights of Nature as a Pathway for Consensus Building and Relational Planning and Resolution

Diane Long   •  03/28/2024   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Events, student, The Kelman Seminar

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

Reframing Conflicts Over Natural “Resources”:
The Rights of Nature as a Pathway for Consensus Building and Relational Planning

A virtual panel discussion.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Free and open to the public
This session will be recorded. Pending approval, we … Learn More About This Program

Announcing the 2024-2025 PON Graduate Research Fellows

Diane Long   •  03/27/2024   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships

The Program on Negotiation’s 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 PON’s goal of fostering the development of the next generation of scholars, this fellowship provides support for one year of dissertation … Learn More About This Program

PON Live! New Findings in the Field of Negotiation: Jared Miller and Juan Rivera Rugeles

Diane Long   •  03/26/2024   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Events, student

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

PON Live!
New Findings in the Field of Negotiation:
Research from the PON Graduate Research Fellows

with:

Jared Miller
Ph.D. Candidate, International Relations
The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Juan Rivera-Rugeles
S.J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School
Harvard University

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Free and open to the public

About … Learn More About This Program

PON Live! Book Talk: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Negotiation: Very Short Introduction to Negotiation

Diane Long   •  03/01/2024   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Events, student

Book Cover

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

PON Live! Book Talk
Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Negotiation:
Very Short Introduction to Negotiation

with:

Carrie Menkel-Meadow
Chancellor’s and Distinguished Professor of Law (and Political Science)
University of California Irvine
 
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Free and open to the public
 

About the … Learn More About This Program

Kelman Seminar: Conflict or Common Interests? Negotiation Choices with Science Diplomacy

Diane Long   •  02/26/2024   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Events, student, The Kelman Seminar

Paul Arthur Berkman

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:

Conflict or Common Interests? Negotiation Choices with Science Diplomacy

An interview with:

Paul Arthur Berkman
Founder of the Science Diplomacy Center™
United States Fellow of the International Science Council
Associate Director of Science Diplomacy, Harvard-MIT Public Disputes Program
Fellow with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
 
Tuesday, March … Learn More About This Program

PON Live! Impression (Mis)Management

Diane Long   •  02/14/2024   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Events, student

Ovul_Sezer

The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School is pleased to present:

PON Live!
Impression (Mis)Management

A webinar with:

Övül Sezer
Assistant Professor
Management & Organizations
Cornell University
 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (US and Canada)
Free and open to the public.
The session will be recorded. Pending approval, we will post the recording on this page after the session.

About the talk:

Making a … Read PON Live! Impression (Mis)Management

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