Projects for Peace
Applications are open for spring 2020. Info sessions are listed below.
Have an idea and want to get started? Contact us for an individual consultation:
Meet 1:1 with a staff member to review your proposal, receive feedback, and connect you to additional resources.
Email email@example.com to schedule a consultation.
Visit Projects for Peace Application Guidelines for more information on the application process.
Projects for Peace is an opportunity for all undergraduates on campus to design grassroots "projects for peace." The top submissions nationally will be granted $10,000 each for projects implemented during the summer. This grant program aims to motivate college students to create and implement plans for building peace in the twenty-first century.
Projects for Peace is made possible by Kathryn Wasserman Davis, an accomplished internationalist, and philanthropist who celebrated her centennial birthday in 2007 by committing $1 million to fund Projects for Peace. Upon the occasion of her 100th birthday in February of 2007, Mrs. Davis, mother of Shelby M.C. Davis who funds the Davis UWC Scholars Program, chose to celebrate by committing $1 million for one hundred Projects for Peace.
“My many years have taught me that there will always be conflict. It’s part of human nature. But I’ll remind you that love, kindness, and support are also part of human nature. My challenge to you is to bring about a mindset of preparing for peace, instead of preparing for war.”
Kathryn W. Davis
2019 winners will officially be announced in March, 2019
Congratulations to our 2018 winners!
The #ThemToo Project: Addressing Sexual and Domestic Violence in South Africa
Giovana Giraldo and Melanie Lopez
Project Picol: Impoving Livestock Infrastructure and Economic Profitability in Peru
Chase Labiste, Nicolette Duong, and Colton Hail
Visit the Davis Projects for Peace website to learn more: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/.
Looking for inspiration to develop, or follow-through, on your own project idea? Below, you can read all the reports from past winners. See what amazing change is happening in the world! And check out our Guidelines Page to give you more information about applying at UF.
The #ThemToo Project- South Africa (Giovana Giraldo and Melanie Lopez)
Project Picol- Peru (Nicolette Duong, Colton Hail, Chase Labiste)