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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.
As soon as candidates have arranged for letters of recommendation, they should fill out the Recommendation Request Form for each recommender, and for each program to which they are applying.
Candidates who are currently enrolled Penn students 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
Candidates who are NOT currently enrolled Penn students should create a single pdf of the required application materials above in the order listed above and complete and submit the application form at http://www.upenn.edu/curf/form/fellowships-internal-application-non-pennkey
All applicants must submit these materials in a single file in .pdf format. No other format will be accepted. To create a copy of your Penn transcript, go to Penn InTouch and print your transcript to pdf. (If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer, download the free installer to obtain the free version of Adobe or use a Penn computer that has Adobe Acrobat installed.) “Print” and save each document as a pdf, then create a single pdf file as indicated above by navigating to Acrobat’s “File -> Create -> Combine Files into a Single PDF” feature.
- 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.
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