KATHRYN WASSERMAN DAVIS 100 PROJECTS FOR PEACE
The Davis Projects for Peace program represents an invitation to undergraduates to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. The projects judged to be the most promising and valuable will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace.
Eligibility and Qualifications
All Penn undergraduate students are eligible for funding, from freshmen through graduating seniors. Students may submit proposals individually or as part of a group of students. Groups may include students from other schools, but funding from the Davis Projects for Peace Foundation is limited to one award per project.
Evaluation focuses on the quality of the project. Questions to be considered include:
- How well does this project appear to foster peace?
- How realistic is this project in the timeframe of a summer?
- Does the project have the necessary pre-approval and collaboration of necessary partners in order to have a realistic chance of success during a summer?
- Does the project have the potential for a significant impact beyond the summer?
Application Procedures and Selection Criteria
Students submit complete proposals to CURF. A selection committee will decide which proposal the University of Pennsylvania recommends for funding, and which project it recommends as a possible second choice project if additional funding is available from the Davis Projects for Peace Foundation. These projects will be sent to the Foundation for final determination of funding.
To apply, a student (or group of students) must prepare a written statement (not to exceed two pages) that describes the project (who will participate, what will you do, where will the project take place, how will you accomplish your goals) including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact as well as a budget (one separate page). A Budget Template and Instructions are available at http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/forms.
Important: All project proposals require a heading at the top of each page that includes:
- Name of the participating institution (The University of Pennsylvania)
- Name of all student participants
- Title of project
- Dates the project will be completed
- Country where the project will be performed.
Proposals should include pre-approval of all parties and organizations involved in the project. The following materials should be combined into a single pdf (please name your file YOUR LAST NAME Davis Projects for Peace):
- Two-page proposal
- One page budget
Candidates should create a single pdf of the required application materials in the order listed above and complete and submit the application form at https://secure.www.upenn.edu/curf/form/fellowships-internal-application
As soon as candidates have arranged for letters of support from partner organizations, they should complete the Recommendation Request Form to request a letter of support for their project.
- January 10 - Application due electronically to CURF by 11:59 pm.
- February 13 - Penn’s recommendations are forwarded to Davis Projects for Peace Foundation
- March 12 - Final decisions received from Davis Projects for Peace Foundation
- March 31 - Grant payment request letters must be completed and submitted through CURF
- April - Alternate recipients announced
- Summer - Projects are undertaken
- September 15 - Final report due to Davis Projects for Peace Foundation (submitted through CURF)
Dr. Wallace Genser
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6224
Please call 215-746-6488 to schedule an appointment