** 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.
Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools to design grassroots projects for the summer - anywhere in the world - which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. We encourage 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.
Through a competition on over 90 campuses, projects will be selected for funding 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.
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: www.travel.state.gov.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) as communication between students writing proposals and the Davis UWC Scholars office is prohibited.
Meet former funding recipients on Friday, 10/24, in Thomas Great Hall from 10am-1pm.
Deadlines for Summer 2015 will be announced in November.