2016 Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship Program

2016 Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship Program

Deadline: November 20, 2015

Apply now for the Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship Program. The 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. It 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 Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in their home countries.

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.

Duration: Fellowships may be from 1 month to 4 months in duration.

Fellowship

  • Up to $20,000 of Fellowships to be approved by the JAMS Foundation in support of projects outlined by applicants.

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.

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.

Eligibility

To be eligible,

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

Applicants will need to provide the following information:

  • Purpose and goal of Fellowship;
  • Anticipated activity or activities in the U.S.;
  • Proposed duration and location(s) of Fellowship;
  • Plan for accomplishing Fellowship objectives upon return to home country;
  • Educational background;
  • Dispute resolution training and experience;
  • Organizations or institutions with which you are affiliated in your home country;
  • Organizations or institutions with which you expect to be affiliated while in the U.S.;
  • Amount of funding sought and proposed budget;
  • Other sources of funding available, applied for, or awarded;
  • Additional non-monetary resources or support requested from the JAMS Foundation;
  • Current visa status for entry into U.S. (visa type, expiration date);

Application Process

Complete application submissions must include the following:

  • Download Application Form available in Word and PDF formats.
  • Curriculum Vitae;
  • Two Signed Letters of Recommendation. 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.

Applications may be submitted via e-mail to ebass@jamsfoundation.org or in hard copy at:

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

For more information, visit Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship.

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