The Weinstein International Fellowship program, inaugurated in 2008, provides opportunities for qualified individuals from outside the United States to study dispute resolution processes and practices in the U.S. in order to advance the resolution of disputes in their home countries.
‣ The JAMS Foundation will approve Fellowships of up to $20,000 in support of projects outlined by Fellowship applicants.
‣ This 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.
‣ 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 one month to four months in duration. While applicants may propose activities lasting longer than four months, Fellowship funding is limited to the Fellowship period.
To avail Weinstein International Fellowship, candidates must meet the following criteria:
‣ 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 2014.
Scholarship Application Method
Fellowship applications for 2017 must be received by November 18, 2016 in order to be eligible for consideration and may be submitted electronically or in hard copy.
Electronic submissions should be sent via email to Ellen Bass, Weinstein JAMS Fellowship Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hard copy submissions should be mailed as follows:
Ellen Bass, Director
Weinstein JAMS Fellowship Program
Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Applications will be reviewed by the JAMS Foundation Board of Directors at their first quarterly meeting of 2017. Final selection of 2017 Fellows will be announced in March, 2017.
Complete application submissions must include the following:
*Letters of Recommendation may be included with your application or sent directly from the recommending party. If submitted electronically, letters must be signed, scanned and sent in PDF or comparable format.
‣ Scholarship Applications are due onnovember 18 2016.
‣ 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.
‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website