The Davis Projects for Peace is an invitation to undergraduates to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. The projects judged to be the most promising and do-able 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
Any Penn undergraduate students are eligible, freshmen through graduating seniors. Students can make proposals individually or the can make group proposals. Groups can include students from other schools.
Qualifications are not those of the student, rather they focus on the project. Questions to be considered include, how well does this project appear to foster peace, how “do-able” is the project and does the project have the necessary pre-approvals.
Application Procedures and Selection Criteria
Students submit complete proposals to CURF. A selection committee will decide which proposal Penn can recommend and will forward them to the Davis UWC Scholars office.
Must prepare a written statement which describes the project (who, what, where, how) including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact (not to exceed two pages) as well as a budget (one separate page). Proposals should include pre-approval of all involved parties and organizations involved in the project. The two-page proposal and one page budget should be submitted electronically to CURF.
- January 10, Application due electronically to CURF by 11:59 pm.
- February 13, Penn’s recommendations are forwarded to Davis UWC Scholars office.
- March 12, Final decisions received from Davis UWC Scholars office.
- March 31, Grant payment request letters — completed by CURF and students – due.
- April, any needed alternates announced.
- Summer, projects begin
- September 15, Final report due to Davis UWC Scholars office.
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