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Davis Projects for Peace

The Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative funded by Kathryn W. Davis for undergraduate students to design and implement their own grassroots projects to take place during the summer months. Individual students or groups of students are invited to submit innovative and engaging proposals for projects focused on conflict resolution and the breaking down of barriers to peace.

  • While the overall program is worldwide in scope, individual projects may be carried out in any location, including the United States.
  • It is intentional that no clear definition is given for "projects for peace." Applicants are encouraged to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding, and breaking down barriers which cause conflict; and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace.
  • Selected projects will receive $10,000 in funding.

For full program information and to read about past projects, visit the Davis Projects for Peace website. Students should read through the site and become familiar with the program and application guidelines in advance of submitting an application.

The deadline for summer 2015 submissions has now passed. Information regarding the summer 2016 submission process will be available October 2015.

Note that student contact with the Davis UWC Scholars office is PROHIBITED. Alternatively, please email Ryan Scherr in Student Engagement.

Student Engagement


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2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Call: 212-854-3611

Fax: 212-854-6972

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