Programs

Join our programs to participate in exclusive events and opportunities.

P5 Young Professionals Network

PONI is currently soliciting non-governmental organizations to nominate one person for the P5 Young Professionals Network. We are seeking applicants through this process to ensure a strong foundation in NPT and P5 knowledge.

Ambassador Linton Brooks Fellowship

This prestigious fellowship will allow one mid-career expert from NNSA or an associated laboratory, plant, or site complex to work at CSIS in Washington, DC for one year to engage in research and training programs on a wide range of nonproliferation and arms control issues. The Linton Brooks Fellow will also have the opportunity to participate in mentoring sessions with former arms control negotiators, inspectors, or other experts.  

Nuclear Scholars Initiative

The Nuclear Scholars Initiative aims to provide top graduate students and young professionals from around the country with a unique venue to interact and dialogue with senior experts on nuclear weapons issues. Those accepted into the program are hosted once per month over the course of six months at CSIS in Washington, DC where they participate in two-day workshops.

Mid-Career Cadre

The PONI Mid-Career Cadre is a select group of nuclear professionals that have been in the field for 7 or more years and demonstrate particular promise for developing expertise and moving into leadership positions. Mid-career members come from technical, policy, and military backgrounds. Upon selection, Cadre members participate for three-year terms.

Conference Series

Each year PONI hosts four conferences that bring together people from across the nuclear enterprise to discuss a range of nuclear issues. The PONI yearly conference series brings together junior and senior level professionals from the laboratories, the military, and industry, academia and policy sectors to hear selected presentations on a range of topics related to nuclear weapons policy and strategy.