Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship Program
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. in order to advance the resolution of disputes in their home countries.
Fellowship funding of up to $20,000 is available to support activities in the U.S. that will serve to expand the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) internationally.
Made possible through the visionary leadership and generous financial support of JAMS mediator and ADR pioneer Judge Daniel Weinstein (Ret.), and in partnership with the JAMS Foundation, the Fellowship Program supports individuals who have demonstrated experience and commitment to ADR, and who seek to increase the availability of ADR education, training and services in their own countries and beyond.
The Fellowship Program is intended to be flexible and open to innovation. Applicants are responsible to researching and identifying potential programs, courses, organizations and institutions with which they plan to be affiliated in the U.S. and which will help them fulfill their Fellowship objectives.
Fellowships may be from one to four months in duration. Applicants may propose activities lasting longer than four months, though Fellowship funding is limited to the Fellowship period.
It is anticipated that most Fellows will come from countries that do not have an established culture of using ADR for cases in litigation. Part of Fellows’ time in the U.S. will be spent observing how JAMS administers and resolves such cases. Fellows are also expected to attend a week-long gathering providing additional opportunities for professional training and cultural exchange in the San Francisco Bay Area in early September 2015.
1. Applicants may not be citizens of the United States
2. Applicants must be fluent in English
3. Proposed Fellowship must be one month to four months in duration
4. Preference for proposals that help establish viable dispute resolution systems or change how disputes are resolved.
5. Preference for applicants with experience as judges, lawyers, law professors, court administrators, government officers, or ADR practitioners
6. Preference for applicants able to commence their Fellowship with the annual gathering of Fellows in the San Francisco Bay Area in early September 2015.
INFORMATION SOUGHT FROM APPLICANT
1. Purpose and goal(s) of Fellowship
2. Anticipated activity or activities in the U.S.
3. Proposed duration of Fellowship
5. Plan for accomplishing Fellowship goals upon return to home country
6. Educational background
7. Dispute resolution training and experience
8. Organizations and institutions with which you affiliated in your home country
9. Organizations and institutions with which you expect to be affiliated while in the U.S.
10. Amount of funding sought and proposed budget for use of funds
11. Other sources of funding available, applied for, or awarded
12. Additional non-monetary resources or support sought from the JAMS Foundation
13. Current visa status for entry into U.S. (visa type, expiration date)
Fellowship applications must be received by November 21, 2014 in order to be eligible for consideration, and may be submitted electronically or in hard copy. Applications for the 2015 term will be reviewed by the JAMS Foundation Board at their first quarterly meeting of 2015. Final selection of 2015 Fellows will be announced in March 2015.
Director, Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship Program
Managing Director, JAMS Foundation
Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111