ICCA Johnny Veeder Fellowship Programme
In memory of former ICCA Advisory Board Member V.V. “Johnny” Veeder, Q.C., ICCA has launched the ICCA Johnny Veeder Fellowship Programme. The mission of the Programme is to celebrate and perpetuate Johnny’s contributions to ICCA and especially to the advancement of young, new and diverse international arbitration practitioners and academics.
The Johnny Veeder Fellowships will provide financial assistance in the form of “micro-grants” of EUR 1,000 to 2,500 to allow qualified recipients to pursue study, internships, research and writing projects or other one-off projects in the field of international arbitration. Fellowships will be awarded to one to five applicants per calendar year in the early stages of their professional and academic careers (whatever their age) who show the interest and dedication necessary to make significant contributions to the use and study of international arbitration or mediation or other forms of dispute resolution, particularly in developing jurisdictions. By awarding these grants, ICCA seeks to further its mission of promoting the use and improving the process of arbitration, conciliation and other forms of international dispute resolution.
To fund the Fellowships, the ICCA President is seeking contributions from ICCA Governing Board and Advisory Board members, ICCA members and friends, and other supporters of Johnny. ICCA Foundation, Inc. has made available initial seed funding in the amount of EUR 20,000 to match contributions. If you would like to contribute, click on 'How to Make a Donation' below for more information.
ICCA intends to announce the opening of applications for the Johnny Veeder Fellowships at the XXVth Congress in Edinburgh in September 2022. Further details on how to apply for the Fellowships will be shared when the first application cycle opens after the Congress.
If you have any queries regarding the Fellowship Programme, please contact: email@example.com.
As a supporter of the ICCA Johnny Veeder Fellowship Programme, you can opt to make (1) a once-off donation; or (2) a recurring donation over a period of time (daily, weekly, monthly or yearly). Donations to support the Fellowship Programme can be deposited directly into one of the two accounts held by ICCA Foundation, Inc.:
ABN Amro Bank N.V.
ABN AMRO Bank N.V.
Gustav Mahlerlaan 10
1082 PP Amsterdam
EUR account: NL33ABNA0818 9999 69
USD account: NL69ABNA0819000000
JPMorgan Chase Bank
270 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
ABA ROUTING NUMBER (FEDWIRE): 021 0000 21
Donors are kindly requested to clearly state the purpose of the transfer when making a donation to one of the accounts listed above (including the words “Veeder Fellowships”)
ICCA shall retain full control and discretion over the use of the donated funds, consistent with the purpose of the Fellowship Programme. Donated funds may not be earmarked for the use or benefit of any particular applicant.
ICCA Foundation, Inc. is a public charity registered in the United States and recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.
Donations to ICCA are generally tax-deductible in the United States. For further information, please see IRS Publication 526, Charitable Contributions.
The ICCA Executive Body has appointed a Johnny Veeder Fellowship Selection Committee to evaluate applications and award Fellowship funds annually. The Fellowship Programme will be administered by the ICCA Bureau, in collaboration with the Selection Committee.
The 2022/2023 Committee will be composed of:
- Lucy Reed (chair)
- Marie Veeder (honorary member)
- Lindsay Gastrell
- Toby Landau
- Loretta Malintoppi
- Sam Wordsworth
- The ICCA Johnny Veeder Fellowship Programme (“Fellowship Programme”) was established by the ICCA Foundation, Inc. (“ICCA”) in 2022 in memory of former ICCA Advisory Board Member V.V. “Johnny” Veeder, Q.C. The mission of the Fellowship Programme is to celebrate and perpetuate Johnny’s contributions to ICCA and especially to the advancement of young, new and diverse international arbitration practitioners and academics.
- The Fellowships will provide financial assistance in the form of “micro-grants” of EUR 1,000 to 2,500 to allow qualified recipients to pursue study, internships, research and writing projects or other one-off projects in the field of international arbitration. Examples of Fellowships that may be awarded include (but are not limited to) Fellowships to cover the cost of: air travel to take on an internship at an arbitration institution in a foreign country; room and board near a university or library where original research is to be done; tuition for short courses in written and oral advocacy or other relevant specialist training; and internet and IT hardware/software to allow participation in remote study and proceedings.
- The Fellowships will be awarded to up to five applicants per calendar year in the early stages of their professional and academic careers (whatever their age) who show the interest and dedication necessary to make significant contributions to the use and study of international arbitration or mediation or other forms of dispute resolution, particularly in developing jurisdictions (the “Veeder Fellows”).
- Please note that ICCA is not able to create projects or positions or assist in finding sponsorships for Veeder Fellows.
- The Fellowships will be awarded annually by a Johnny Veeder Fellowship Selection Committee appointed by ICCA’s Executive Body to evaluate applications. The administration of the Fellowship Programme will be supported by the ICCA Bureau.
a. Applicants must be in the early stages of their professional or academic careers (regardless of their age).
b. Applicants may but need not be members of ICCA or Young ICCA. All applicants are, however, encouraged to apply to become members of ICCA or Young ICCA if they are not already members at the date of submitting their applications.
c. The Fellowship Programme is open to applicants of any race, colour, nationality or ethnic origin.
d. Each applicant may only submit one application per application cycle.
e. Applicants who are related to ICCA Foundation, Inc. Board Members, ICCA NGO Governing Board Members, Johnny Veeder Fellowship Selection Committee Members, and ICCA Bureau members are not eligible to apply. For this purpose, related entrants include the spouses, siblings, spouses of siblings, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, ancestors, and spouses of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the aforementioned individuals.
f. In the event that any applicant shares an institutional affiliation with a Johnny Veeder Fellowship Selection Committee Member (e.g., the same law firm, law faculty, or arbitral institution), that Selection Committee Member will recuse him- or herself from participating in the relevant decision.
g. Applicants who are selected for Fellowships are not required to perform any services to the ICCA Foundation, Inc. or the ICCA NGO in return for the granting of the Fellowships.
- To apply, applicants must provide the following (in the form of a single PDF):
a. A letter of motivation from the applicant including a description of the study, internship, research or writing project, or other one-off project in the field of international arbitration or dispute resolution for which financial support is needed, and the circumstances of the need and proposed use of the requested financial support.
b. Brief written confirmation from the relevant organization or person that the applicant has been admitted or given access to the relevant study, internship, research or writing project or one-off project, and support for the application.
c. A resume or CV.
- Applications should be in English or be accompanied by a full English translation.
- Applications will be evaluated by the Johnny Veeder Fellowship Selection Committee according to criteria including (but not limited to):
a. The nature of the study, internship, research or writing project, or other one-off project, as well as its potential to contribute to the field of international arbitration and/or mediation or other forms of dispute resolution;
b. The applicant’s demonstrated interest and dedication to the use and/or study of international arbitration and/or mediation or other forms of dispute resolution; and
c. Demonstrated financial need.
- The awarding of the Fellowships is based solely on the judgment of the Johnny Veeder Fellowship Selection Committee.
- Applicants who are selected for Fellowships may be asked to provide proof that the Fellowship funds were used for the purposes stated in their applications.
- For any questions regarding the Fellowship Programme, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.