Dispute Resolution International Fellowship at Weinstein JAMS

Deadline: 20 November 2015
Open to: qualified individuals from outside the United States interested in area of law
Fellowship: up to $20,000


The Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship Program, provides opportunities for qualified individuals from outside the United States to study dispute resolution processes and practices in the U.S. to assist them in their efforts to advance the resolution of disputes in their home countries. The Fellowship Program is designed to be flexible and open to innovation, and applicants are encouraged to be creative in pursuing activities in the U.S. that will serve to expand the use of ADR in their home countries.

Fellowships may be from 1 month to 4 months in duration. While applicants may propose activities lasting longer than four months, Fellowship funding is limited to the Fellowship period. Depending on the nature of their proposal, Fellows may also participate in university-based programs or be affiliated with other organizations or institutions that may help to advance their interests and goals. Such affiliations can take many forms, from formal enrollment in graduate degree programs to more informal arrangements providing varying degrees of access and support. Applicants are strongly encouraged to research and begin to establish such affiliations prior to or concurrent with their Fellowship application. While the JAMS Foundation makes every effort to facilitate introductions where possible, it is Applicant’s responsibility to research available opportunities and to establish affiliations with the organizations or institutions with which they intend to work or study.


  • Applicants may not be citizens of the United States;
  • Applicants must be fluent in English;
  • Proposed Fellowship must be one month to four months in duration;
  • Preference for proposals that would help establish viable dispute resolution systems or change how disputes are resolved;
  • Preference for applicants with experience as judges, lawyers, law professors, court administrators, government officers, or ADR practitioners;
  • Preference for applicants able to commence their Fellowship with the annual gathering of Fellows in the San Francisco Bay area in early September 2016.


The JAMS Foundation will approve Fellowships of up to $20,000 in support of projects outlined by Fellowship applicants. The Program is intended for individuals who have demonstrated experience with and commitment to the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and who seek to increase the availability of dispute resolution education, training and services in their own countries and beyond.

Please note that pursuant to U.S. State Department regulations, the JAMS Foundation is not an approved ‘Sponsor’ with regard to the issuance of visas to foreign nationals. While the JAMS Foundation will make every effort to help facilitate visa applications of Weinstein Fellows, Fellows are individually responsible for obtaining the necessary visa for the purposes and duration of their Fellowship.

Please also note that pursuant to U.S. Internal Revenue Service regulations, Fellowship funding is subject to taxation as income. This tax may be affected by a number of factors, including recipient’s country of origin, whether that country has a tax treaty with the U.S., and the purpose for which Fellowship funds are used.

How to apply?

Fellowship applications for 2016 must be received by November 20, 2015 in order to be eligible for consideration. Applications will be reviewed by the JAMS Foundation Board of Directors at their first quarterly meeting of 2016. Final selection of 2016 Fellows will be announced in March, 2016.

Complete application submissions must include the following:

  • Fellowship Application Form (downloadable in Word and PDF formats below);
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Two Signed Letters of Recommendation.

Applications may be submitted electronically at ebass@jamsfoundation.org or in hard copy at:

JAMS Foundation
Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111

For more information please check the official web-page

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