ICCA Johnny Veeder Fellowship Programme open for applications

ICCA is pleased to announce that the ICCA Johnny Veeder Fellowship Programme is open for applications for the inaugural 2022-2023 cycle with a deadline of 31 March 2023


ICCA established the ICCA Johnny Veeder Fellowship Programme in early 2022 in memory of former ICCA Advisory Board Member V.V. “Johnny” Veeder, Q.C. 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 Fellowship Program promotes the use and improves the process of arbitration, conciliation and other forms of international dispute resolution, a central pillar of ICCA’s mission. 


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.


  • Applicants must be in the early stages of their professional or academic career (regardless of their age). They must have an initial degree in law. Applicants may but need not be members of ICCA or Young ICCA and special consideration will not be given to applicants that are members of ICCA or Young ICCA. 
  • To apply for a Fellowship, applicants must submit (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 for which financial support is needed; (b) 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 supporting the application; and (c) a resume or CV. 
  • Applications should be in English or accompanied by a full English translation.
  • Applications can be submitted via an application form on ICCA’s website, accessible here, before the deadline of the application cycle on 31 March 2023. The application form will also solicit the following information from applicants: first and last name; gender (female, male, or prefer not to specify); nationality; residence; whether the applicant is authorized to practice law in any jurisdiction and if so, which one(s); current profession; whether they are members of ICCA or Young ICCA; and contact details.  Before submitting an application, please review the full Terms and Conditions.


Applications will be received on a rolling basis, with applications evaluated and successful recipients notified twice per year. For the inaugural cycle, applications are open from 2 November 2022 with a deadline of 31 March 2023. 


For subsequent cycles, applications are open on a rolling basis with a deadline of 31 March and 31 October in each year.


The Fellowships will be awarded by a Johnny Veeder Fellowship Selection Committee appointed by ICCA’s Executive Body to evaluate applications and award Fellowship funds annually. The administration of the Fellowship Program will be supported by the ICCA Bureau.


The Selection Committee for the 2022-2023 Fellowships will be composed of: 

  • Lucy Reed (chair);
  • Marie Veeder (honorary member);
  • Lindsay Gastrell;
  • Toby Landau;
  • Loretta Malintoppi; and
  • Sam Wordsworth


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 Fellowship Programme is open to applicants of any race, colour, nationality or ethnic origin.  However, applicants that are related to ICCA Foundation, Inc. Board Members, ICCA NGO Governing Board Members, Johnny Veeder Selection Committee Members, and individuals involved in the decision-making process are not eligible to apply. 


If you have any queries regarding the Fellowship Programme, please contact: veederfellowship@arbitration-icca.org.


Apply for the Fellowship Programme.