2016/17 Program on Negotiation PON Graduate Research Fellowships To Study In USA

The Program on Negotiation PON 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.

School(Institutions/ Country): Harvard Law School | USA

Level: research progarmme

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Field(s): Fellowships are awarded to pursue theoretical, empirical, and/or applied research in negotiation and dispute resolution.

Deadline: February 10th, 2016.

Funded By: Harvard Law School, USA

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): PON Graduate Research Fellowships are targeted for US and PhD students currently enrolled in programs outside of the United States are also welcome to apply.

‣ 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.


‣ 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.

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Selection Criteria for PON Graduate Research Fellowships

‣ 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. 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.

Scholarship Application Method 

‣ Applications should be submitted via post or email but e-mail submission of all application materials is strongly encouraged.

‣ 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.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on February 10th, 2016.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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