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Davis Projects for Peace

** Deadline: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 11:59 PM**

Beginning in 2007, Kathryn Wasserman Davis, an accomplished internationalist and philanthropist, sponsored an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. Davis Projects for Peace encourages applicants 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. 

The projects judged to be the most promising and feasible 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 on the ground.

Groups of students from Bryn Mawr as well as individual students may submit proposals. Groups comprised of students from Bryn Mawr and Haverford will be eligible for consideration.

One project from Bryn Mawr will be chosen each year to receive this funding award through an on-campus process overseen by the Davis Projects for Peace Bryn Mawr College Selection Committee.

For more information about the program, including details about eligibility, please see the Davis Projects for Peace website. Be sure to consult the site's page regarding Questions & Answers.

Travel Warnings & Embargos:

A funded project may not take place in a country on either the U.S. State Department "warning" or Treasury "embargo" lists (except when an embargo is specifically directed toward a narrow set of individuals or circumstances in a country.) Travel warnings can be accessed at:

Payment Details: 

This award is treated as a Fellowship. Please see the Payment Procedures page for more information.

Students with specific queries may direct them to Isabelle Barker ( as communication between students writing proposals and the Davis UWC Scholars office is prohibited.