Davis Projects for Peace

4/26/13 - Carleton mourns the loss of Kathryn Wasserman Davis.  Her obituary offers a glimpse into the life of this amazing woman.

The Davis Projects for Peace award is a $10,000 prize to students for projects that promote peace anywhere in the world, including the U.S., during the summer of 2016.

The Davis Projects for Peace (originally known as “100 Projects for Peace”) award is an initiative for all students at the Davis United World College Scholars Program schools. The program funds students to design and implement their own grassroots “projects for peace” anywhere in the world during the summer of 2015. Through a competition on 85 campuses, 100 projects will be selected for funding at $10,000 each.

Class Eligibility: First-year Students, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

Official Website: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/about

Application Process:

To be considered, students must:

  • Submit a required Intent-to-Apply form by December 7, 2015.  Visit the ‘Questions and Answers’ page for helpful information about the program.   Christopher Tassava and Marynel Ryan Van Zee will provide feedback on your preliminary project description by December 14, 2015.
  • Prepare a written statement--not to exceed two pages, single spaced--which describes the project (who, what, where, how), specifies the expected outcomes and prospects for future effects of the project, and (if necessary) includes pre-approvals of all parties and organizations involved in the project (for instance, a hosting non-profit or NGO).
  • Develop a one-page budget using our spreadsheet as a model that includes all significant costs, such as airfare, lodging, food, and materials.
  • Submit the proposal as a PDF or Word document to fellowships@carleton.edu (indicate "Davis" in the subject line), by 5pm on Monday, January 18, 2016.

*Note: While recommendations from faculty are not required, working with a faculty member who knows you and knows something about the area of the world you are hoping to work in or the project you are hoping to accomplish is always a good idea. If you do consult with a faculty member, please ask them to send a brief email (subject line "Davis") endorsing you and/or your Davis project to fellowships@carleton.edu by the deadline.

Carleton Deadline: Monday, January 18, 2016, 5pm

One or more projects will be selected and Carleton will submit its selections to the Davis UWC Scholars office by February 12, 2016. 

Davis will announce final decisions by March 14, 2016.

For More Information:

Questions can be directed to Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Christopher Tassava (x5833) or Director of Student Fellowships Marynel Ryan Van Zee (x4300).  Christopher or Marynel will be happy to meet with you individually to answer questions or hear about possible proposals.

** Communication between students and the Davis UWC Scholars office is prohibited.

Carleton Recipients

2015 Prize Recipient:  "Combating War with Education: Expanding Educational Opportunities for Syrian Youth," by Bailey Ulbricht '15

2014 Prize Recipient: "Connected! PeerToPeer" by  Yawen Chen '15

2013 Prize Recipient: "Urban Agriculture Project" by Sara Hooker '13

2012 Prize Recipient:  "Kalamkari Kalai (fabric arts)" by Meera Sury '14

2011 Prize Recipients: "Volunteer for Lahore" by Jonathan "Yoni" Blomberg '13 and Sana Rafiq '13

2010 Prize Recipient:  "Community Development in Burma through Photography and Youth Education" by Khant Khant Kyaw '11.

2009 Prize Recipient"Project SHAKTI" by Lipi Gupta '10. Lipi set up programs designed to empower young girls and to encourage them to stay in school in the village of Nagla Kharga, India.

2008 Prize Recipients: “Talking With Our Hands: Personal Expression Through Puppetry Arts” by Emily Litwin ‘09 and Melissa Mayer ‘09

2007 Prize Recipients: “The Napkin Project" by Michael McCulloch '07 and Nazish Zafar '07