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Davis Projects for Peace


Application period: September 30, 2022 to February 6, 2023
Internal deadline: Sunday, January 8, 2023
National deadline: February 6, 2023
NOTE: Internal nomination process

Eligibility requirements:

  • Undergraduates (including seniors who would complete their projects in the summer after graduation)
  • Individuals or groups
  • Dedicated interest in conflict prevention, resolution or reconciliation

Award summary and conditions: Projects for Peace is an initiative for students at Davis UWC partner schools, including Whitman, to design grassroots projects for the summer - anywhere in the world - which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. The program 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 the barriers that cause conflict. Projects that work to maintain peace will be selected for funding at $10,000 each. 

Application process: online and/or hard-copy submission of the full application to Whitman's Fellowships and Grants team by the internal deadline. Final applications of the nominee and alternates will be forwarded electronically by the campus representative to the Projects for Peace Headquarters at Middlebury College.

Application requirements:

  • Written statement (two pages max, single spaced) that describes the project (who, what, when, where, how), including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact 
  • Statements of approval from all parties and organizations involved in the project 
  • Budget (one page) 
  • Transcript(s) for each applicant (unofficial)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation (1) and contact information for a second recommender (required of each applicant in a group proposal)

Internal interview:  Yes

Internal nomination required: Yes; Whitman may select one nominee and one alternate 

National committee interview: No

Faculty advisor: Dr. Jess Hernandez

Selection process: Applicants submit all materials to Whitman's Fellowships and Grants team by the internal deadline. An internal (Whitman) committee reviews all proposals and may conduct interviews. The committee nominates one recipient and one alternate as appropriate. Final review and selection of all projects rests solely with the Projects for Peace Program at Middlebury College. Middlebury sends project funds to each school for distribution to grant recipients. Grants are made upon assurance that the project proposed will be undertaken during the upcoming summer. 

Announcement date: March

Fellowships and Grants
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