The Weinstein JAMS International Fellowship Program in USA 2019/20

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. to assist them in their efforts to advance the resolution of disputes in their home countries.

JAMS Foundation, established as a non-profit organization, provides financial assistance for conflict resolution initiatives with national and international impact and to share its dispute resolution experience and expertise for the benefit of the public interest.


Deadline: November 15, 2019

Degree Level: Fellowship program

Field: Dispute resolution

Nationality: USA citizens

Value: $20,000

Host Country: USA

Duration: Four months


  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. Fellowship funding may only be used to support Fellowship activities in the U.S. and is not available for in-country projects.
  5. Preference for proposals that would help establish viable dispute resolution systems or change how disputes are resolved.
  6. Preference for applicants with experience as judges, lawyers, law professors, court administrators, government officers, or ADR practitioners.
  7. Preference for applicants able to commence their Fellowship with the annual gathering of Fellows in the San Francisco Bay area in early September 2020.


Electronic submissions should be sent via email to Ellen Bass, Weinstein JAMS Fellowship Program Director, at

Complete application submissions must include the following:

  1. Fellowship Application Form (downloadable in Word and PDF formats below)
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Two Signed Letters of Recommendation*

Click to download the Fellowship application form in Microsoft Word or PDF format.


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