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Davis Peace Projects

Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program schools (including K College) to design their own grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the following summer. One hundred projects will be selected from proposals from over 85 campuses for these $10,000 grants.

For more details, including a description of K's winning project conducted last summer, click here.

Application Details and Deadlines

All students, including seniors, are eligible to submit proposals as individuals or as a group.

The PPT presentation used for the November grant-writing workshop may be useful as you prepare your application.

The early and final drafts of the winning project that was used in the workshop and additional proposals submitted by Kalamazoo College students may be downloaded here.

Some additional pragmatic advice for undergraduates can be found in Swarthmore professor Timothy Burke's weblog.

Required items due to Diane Kiino January 21 include:

  • Two page proposal
  • One page budget
  • Resume of each participant
  • Two letters of recommendation for each participant, preferably from faculty and not to exceed one page.
  • Letter(s) of affiliation if applicable

The last 3 listed items are for use of the campus committee only. They will not be forwarded to the Davis UWC Scholars Office.

Proposals to work with specific organizations or individuals must be accompanied by a letter of affiliation from the organization or individual detailing the nature and duration of the proposed work.

It is highly recommended that you consult faculty or other advisors for comments on your proposal and budget before submitting it to Dr. Kiino.

A Campus Committee will review and select up to five proposals for final consideration and interviews. We welcome proposals from students abroad who may be interviewed by phone.

The Committee will choose one proposal and one alternate for submission to the Davis UWC Scholars Office for final consideration.