Students

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.

Sign up to receive our Student Interest Group email for details on upcoming events, funding, internship, and employment opportunities.

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.

Our fall Open House provides a great way to engage with like-minded students and faculty and explore the program’s diverse offerings. Join us for our next Open House, September 19, 2019, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., in Milstein West A, Wasserstein Hall.

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 $26,000 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. To learn more, 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. To apply, 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. To learn more, 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. To learn more, click here.

COURSES

PON Seminars
PON runs two semester-length courses designed to increase public awareness and understanding of successful conflict resolution. Programs provide participants with a conceptual framework and practical advice for professional and personal development in dispute resolution.

These courses are open to the public and draw participants from a wide range of disciplines, professional fields, and life experiences.

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:

Announcing the 2018 PON Summer Fellows

PON Staff   •  04/26/2018   •  Filed in Students, Summer Fellowship Grants

negotiation topics in business six negotiation strategies for integrative negotiations involving haggling

PON offers fellowship grants to students at Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University and other Boston-area schools who are doing internships or undertaking summer research projects in negotiation and dispute resolution in partnership with public, nonprofit or academic organizations. The Summer Fellowship Program’s emphasis is on advancing the links between scholarship and practice in negotiation and … Read More 

Announcing the 2018-2019 PON Graduate Research Fellows

PON Staff   •  04/26/2018   •  Filed in Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships, Students

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 PON’s goal of fostering the development of the next generation of scholars, this program provides support for one year of dissertation … Read More 

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation: Ashley Martin and Annkatrin Tritschoks

PON Staff   •  02/22/2018   •  Filed in Events, Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships

negotiation research body language in the negotiation process and mind reading

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

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

Ashley Martin
Ph.D. Candidate, Management, Columbia Business School
and

Annkatrin Tritschoks
Ph.D. Candidate, Uppsala University, Sweden
 
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Hauser Hall, Room 104
Harvard Law School
Free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
About … Read More 

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation: Mounia Mostefaoui and Aluma Zernik

PON Staff   •  02/22/2018   •  Filed in Events, Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships

Integrative Negotiations, Value Creation, and Creativity at the Bargaining Table

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

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

Mounia Mostefaoui
Ph.D. Candidate, Economics and Political Science, La Sorbonne University, France
and

Aluma Zernik
S.J.D. Candidate, Harvard Law School
 
Friday, March 23, 2018
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Hauser Hall, Room 102
Harvard Law School
Free and open to the public. … Read More 

2018 Program on Negotiation Open House

PON Staff   •  08/07/2017   •  Filed in Events, Student Events, Students

Great negotiators are made, not born.
Interested in the fields of negotiation, conflict resolution, and mediation?
 
Come to the Program on Negotiation Open House!
 
Find out how you can get involved, get informed, learn about the PON Student Interest Group, and become a great negotiator, conflict resolver, or mediator yourself. Meet PON faculty and other interested students from … Read More 

Announcing the 2017 PON Summer Fellows

PON Staff   •  05/17/2017   •  Filed in Daily, Students, Summer Fellowship Grants

negotiation topics in business six negotiation strategies for integrative negotiations involving haggling

PON offers fellowship grants to students at Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University and other Boston-area schools who are doing internships or undertaking summer research projects in negotiation and dispute resolution in partnership with public, nonprofit or academic organizations. The Summer Fellowship Program’s emphasis is on advancing the links between scholarship and practice in negotiation and … Read More 

Announcing the 2017-2018 PON Graduate Research Fellows

PON Staff   •  04/25/2017   •  Filed in Daily, Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships, Students

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 PON’s goal of fostering the development of the next generation of scholars, this program provides support for one year of dissertation … Read More 

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation: Meirav Furth-Matzkin and Adepeju O. Solarin

PON Staff   •  03/15/2017   •  Filed in Events, Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships

negotiation research body language in the negotiation process and mind reading

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

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

Meirav Furth-Matzkin
SJD Candidate
Harvard Law School
and

Adepeju O. Solarin
PhD Candidate, Political Science
Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany
 
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Pound Hall, Room 100
Harvard Law School
Free and open to the public. Lunch … Read More 

New Findings in the Field of Negotiation: Liliia Khasanova and Taylor Moulton

PON Staff   •  03/06/2017   •  Filed in Events, Graduate Research Fellowships, PON Graduate Research Fellowships

Integrative Negotiations, Value Creation, and Creativity at the Bargaining Table

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

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

Liliia Khasanova
PhD Candidate, International Law
Kazan Federal University, Russia
and

Taylor Moulton
PhD Candidate, Management
Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Hauser Hall 104
Harvard Law School
Free and open to the public. … Read More 

2016 Program on Negotiation Open House

PON Staff   •  08/26/2016   •  Filed in Events, Student Events, Students

Great negotiators are made, not born.
Interested in the fields of negotiation, conflict resolution, and mediation?
 
Come to the Program on Negotiation Open House!
 
Find out how you can get involved, get informed, learn about the PON Student Interest Group, and become a great negotiator, conflict resolver, or mediator yourself. Meet PON faculty and other interested students from … Read More 

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