- 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.
- Fellowship funding may only be used to support Fellowship activities in the U.S. and is not available for in-country projects.
- 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 of their Fellowship year.
Information Sought From Applicant
- 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)
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. Additional information regarding the taxation of income to foreign nationals is available at www.irs.gov.
Applications for 2023 may be submitted at any time, but must be received by November 18, 2022 to be eligible for consideration.
Fellowship applications may be submitted electronically or in hard copy.
Electronic submissions should be sent via email to Ellen Bass, Weinstein JAMS Fellowship Program Director, at EBass@jamsfoundation.org.
Hard copy submissions should be mailed as follows:
Weinstein JAMS Fellowship Program Director
Two Embarcadero Center, Suite 1500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Complete application submissions must include the following:
- Fellowship Application Form (downloadable in Word and PDF formats below)
- 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.
Click to download the Fellowship application form in Microsoft Word or PDF format.