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 Next Generation Grant applications due May 7

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! How to Engage in Productive Disagreement

Diane Long   •  01/30/2023   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Events, student

Julia Alexandra Minson

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

PON Live!
How to Engage in Productive Disagreement

A virtual discussion with:

Julia Minson
Associate Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

Friday March 10, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (US and Canada)
Free and open to the public.
The session will be recorded. Pending faculty approval, we will post the … Learn More About This Program

Kelman Seminar: Covering Russia’s Wars Then and Now

Diane Long   •  01/27/2023   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Events, student, The Kelman Seminar

Paule Robitaille

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

Covering Russia’s Wars: Then and Now

A virtual talk with:

Paule Robitaille
Independent Journalist
 
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET (US and Canada)
Free and open to the public.
This session will be recorded. Pending approval, we will post the recorded webinar on this page after the … Learn More About This Program

PON Live! Star Wars and Conflict Resolution: There Are Alternatives to Fighting

Diane Long   •  01/27/2023   •  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
Star Wars and Conflict Resolution: There Are Alternatives to Fighting

A virtual discussion with:

Noam Ebner
Professor, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Heider College of Business, Creighton University

Jen Reynolds
Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Research and Programs
Faculty Director, ADR Center
University of Oregon School of Law

Tuesday, February … Learn More About This Program

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation: Nicolás Parra Herrera and Helen Winter

Diane Long   •  12/09/2022   •  Filed in Events, Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships

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

Virtual talks with:

Nicolás Parra Herrera
SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School
and

Helen Winter
Ph.D. Candidate, European University Viadrina, Germany
 
Thursday, January 12, 2023
12:00 – 1:15 PM
Free and open to the public
The session will be recorded. Pending … Learn More About This Program

PON Live! Facilitated Dialogue: Possibilities, Pitfalls, and Practice Notes

Diane Long   •  11/28/2022   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Events, student

Rachel Viscomi

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

PON Live!
Facilitated Dialogue: Possibilities, Pitfalls, and Practice Notes

A virtual discussion with:

Rachel Viscomi
Clinical Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Director, Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program (HNMCP)
 
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (US and Canada)
Free and open to the public.
The session will be … Learn More About This Program

PON Live! Complicit: How We Enable the Unethical and How to Stop

Diane Long   •  11/21/2022   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Events, student

Complicit Book Cover

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

PON Live! Book Talk
Complicit: How We Enable the Unethical and How to Stop

 

A virtual discussion with:

Max H. Bazerman
Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Executive Committee Member, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School
 
Monday, December 12, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (US … Learn More About This Program

Kelman Seminar: 2022 Elections Results in Israel: Implications for Israel’s Democracy and Its Future Relations with the United States

Diane Long   •  11/21/2022   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Events, student, The Kelman Seminar

Nadav Tamir

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution presents:
2022 Elections Results in Israel:
Implications for Israel’s Democracy and Its Future Relations with the United States

A virtual talk with:

Nadav Tamir
Executive Director of J Street Israel
Advisor, Peres Center for Peace and Innovation
 
 
Friday, December 2, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET (US and Canada)
Free and open … Learn More About This Program

PON Live! Cyber Negotiations: The Case of Ransomware

Diane Long   •  11/09/2022   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Events, student

Lawrence Susskind

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

PON Live!
Cyber Negotiations: The Case of Ransomware

 
Click here to view Professor Susskind’s responses to unanswered questions from the live session.
A virtual discussion with:

Lawrence Susskind
Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, MIT
Director, MIT Cybersecurity Clinic
Vice-Chair of Pedagogy, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
 
Wednesday, December … Learn More About This Program

PON Live! Overcoming Resistance in Negotiation: The Influence Equation

Diane Long   •  10/31/2022   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Events, student

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

PON Live!
Overcoming Resistance in Negotiation:
The Influence Equation

A virtual discussion with:

Stevenson Carlebach
Affiliate Faculty, The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School
Independent Trainer and Consultant, Eque LLC
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET (US and Canada)
Free and open to the public.
Registration is closed.
The session … Learn More About This Program

Kelman Seminar: The War in Ukraine: Causes and Economic Consequences

Diane Long   •  10/24/2022   •  Filed in Awards, Grants, and Fellowships, Events, student, The Kelman Seminar

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

The War in Ukraine: Causes and Economic Consequences

A virtual talk with:

Alexandra Vacroux
Executive Director
Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Harvard University

 
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, ET (US and Canada)
Free and open to the public.
This session will be recorded. Pending approval, we will … Learn More About This Program

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