Lang Center
for Civic & Social Responsibility

Davis Projects for Peace

Projects for Peace LogoDavis Projects for Peace is an initiative for all students at Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools — including Swarthmore College — to design grass-roots projects in the summer anywhere in the world that promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. Through a competition on more than 90 campuses, projects will be selected for funding at $10,000 each. Davis Projects for Peace has been funded by Kathryn W. Davis, a renowned internationalist and philanthropist.


First years, sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to apply. Groups of students from the same campus, as well as individual students, may submit a two-page proposal, one-page budget, as well as a current resumé that outlines relevant coursework, connections, and/or experiences and letter of support from a community partner.

**All applicants are required to receive project advising from Jennifer Magee prior to submitting a proposal. To set up an appointment, email Delores Robinson (drobins2) with a few dates/times.**

Important Dates

The proposal deadline is Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Final decisions will be rendered by Davis UWC Scholars office to campus officials in mid-March, with funds released in early - mid April. Projects should be completed during the summer, with final reports due to Jennifer Magee ( by September 1. 

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