Information about a fellowship opportunity open to non-US citizens:
The Weinstein JAMS 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. to
assist them in their efforts to advance the resolution of disputes in their
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.
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.
It is anticipated that Fellows will come from countries that do not have an
established culture of using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for cases
in litigation. Part of Fellows’ time in the U.S. will be spent observing how
JAMS administers and resolves such cases.
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
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.
More details are available at http://www.jamsadr.com/weinstein-fellowship/