At first glance, Knocking is about Jehovah’s Witnesses, the door-to-door proselytizers we like to hide from. But there’s a bigger story as the film asks whether they are a necessary annoyance in a free society. What if you wanted to speak, publish, worship or live as you choose but belonged to the marginalized group of … Read More
The Program on Negotiation welcomes students from all colleges and universities in the Boston area who have an interest in the field of negotiation and conflict management. We invite you to become part of the PON community! This can include coming to our many events, starting with our fall Open House, where you will meet fellow students and faculty and hear about opportunities to get involved. Other events include talks with world leaders, film showings and discussions that illuminate important aspects of conflict, and lunch and seminar talks that highlight negotiation aspects of current events.
Be sure to subscribe to our Student Interest Group email list to receive updates on events, funding and internship opportunities, and job announcements. We also include items in the SIG email that are sent to us from members of our student community.
Check out our grant and fellowship opportunities below. Our Graduate Research Fellows and grant recipients are contributing exciting new research in the field of negotiation.
The Program on Negotiation hosts a wide variety of events throughout the academic year, including conferences, symposia, seminars, lectures, student discussions, book talks, film series events, and more.
Please visit our events page to learn more.
Funding Opportunities from PON
Graduate Research Fellowships
The PON Graduate Research Fellowship provides support for one year of dissertation research for doctoral students. Successful candidate receive a stipend of $26,000, access to PON facilities and Harvard libraries, and the opportunity to make deep connections to the PON community.
PON offers summer fellowship grants to students doing internships or undertaking summer research projects with public, nonprofit, or academic organizations in the field of negotiation and dispute resolution. Summer fellowships for up to $3,500 are open to currently enrolled students who will be returning to school the following semester in the Boston area.
Graduate Student Grants
PON Graduate Student Grants are designed to support cutting-edge research at the graduate level in the field of negotiation and conflict resolution. Grants are awarded for specific research projects in amounts of up to $1,000.
Next Generation Grants
The PON Next Generation Grants support research in negotiation and conflict resolution by non-tenured faculty and doctoral students. Grants are awarded for specific research projects to successful applicants within PON’s inter-university consortium. Doctoral student grants are limited to $5,000. Non-tenured, tenure-track faculty grants are limited to $10,000, of which no more than $5,000 should be for personnel.
PON Semester-Length Seminars on Negotiation and Mediation
PON offers two semester-length courses each year that are open to the public: Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in the fall, and Mediation and Conflict Management in the spring. These courses typically include participants from a wide range of disciplines, professional fields, and life experiences. Please visit our PON Seminar page to learn more.
Courses at PON Consortium Schools & Other Boston Area Universities
For more information about current negotiation and conflict mediation course offerings, please visit the school’s websites:
Harvard Law School
Harvard Business School
Harvard Kennedy School
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Fletcher School, Tufts University
The Heller School, Brandeis University