$10,000 Grant: Davis Projects for Peace Application Deadline$10,000 Grant: Davis Projects for Peace Application Deadlinehttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/1813312012-01-222012-01-22
Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at schools in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer of 2012.
The Center for Peace and Global Citizenship invites you to participate in Davis Projects for Peace, an initiative funded by Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a philanthropist interested in finding new ways to advance world peace.
Undergraduate students at 90 campuses across the United States, including those of you who will graduate this academic year, are eligible to design and submit proposals that address the goal of improving the prospects for peace in the 21st century. The top 100 submissions from the 90 campuses will receive funding of $10,000 from Mrs. Davis with which to initiate projects anywhere in the world during the summer of 2012. Five years ago, Mrs. Davis, chose to celebrate her 100th birthday by committing $1 million to fund “100 Projects for Peace.” She said, “I want to use my 100th birthday to help young people launch some immediate initiatives that could bring new thinking to the prospects for peace in the world.” Because of the positive feedback and success of past years' initiatives, she has decided to offer it again.
What are “Projects for Peace”? Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at schools in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects for peace that they themselves will implement anywhere in the world during the summer of 2012. Through a competition on 90 campuses, 100 projects will be selected for funding at $10,000 each.
Who is funding this and why? Davis Projects for Peace is being funded by Kathryn W. Davis, a lifelong internationalist and philanthropist who is now over 104 years old. She is the mother of Shelby M.C. Davis who funds the Davis UWC Scholars Program currently involving over 90 American colleges and universities. Mrs. Davis feels some urgency to spark initiatives for building prospects for peace in the world and so is committing $1 million to fund one hundred $10,000 projects for peace. She believes that today’s youth – tomorrow’s leaders – ought to be challenged to formulate and test their own ideas.
What do you mean by “projects for peace”? Intentionally, no clear definition is offered so as not to limit the imagination. We leave it up to the students to define what a “project for peace” might be. We hope to encourage creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship focusing on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict. The overall program is to be worldwide in scope and impact, but specific projects may be undertaken anywhere and as grassroots as desired, including in the U.S.
Who is eligible to design a “project for peace”? Undergraduate students at each of the 90 Davis UWC Scholar schools (including seniors who would complete their projects after graduation) are eligible. While the schools included are restricted to those in the Davis UWC Scholars Program, all undergraduates (not just Davis UWC Scholars at those schools) are eligible. Groups of students from the same campus, as well as individual students, may submit proposals. We highly encourage students from all departments to consider how their expertise may contribute to a project for peace.
How does the funding for these projects work? Mrs. Davis has committed $1 million to fund 100 projects for peace in 2012. While Davis funding per project is limited to $10,000, projects with larger budgets are welcome as is co-funding from other sources (such as other philanthropists, a college or university, foundation, NGO/PVO or students’ own fundraising).
How will the 100 grants be awarded? The intention is to fund 100 projects, with at least one at each of the 90 Davis UWC Scholar schools. Therefore, all involved schools are invited to select and submit one proposal for funding and one additional proposal as an alternate that might be funded as well. Final decisions on all grants are made by the Davis UWC Scholars Program office. Grants are made upon assurance that the project proposed will, in fact, be undertaken during the summer of 2012.
How does a student (or group of students) make a proposal? To be considered, a student (or group of students) 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). In addition, please include a copy of your transcript and one paragraph per applicant describing what positions you (ie. academic, intellectual, extra-curricular background) to carry out your project. Proposals should include pre-approval of all involved parties and organizations involved in the project.
The complete proposal following the above guidelines should be submitted electronically firstname.lastname@example.org with "Davis Projects for Peace" as the subject by 11:59pm on January 22nd and will be reviewed soon after by the CPGC Steering Committee.
Please see davisprojectsforpeace.org or you may direct your queries to email@example.com at the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship.
Parker Snowe, Executive Director
"The Center for Peace & Global Citizenship advances Haverford's long-standing commitment to peace and social justice through research, education and action."
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