Davis Projects for Peace
Davis 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.**
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 (jmagee1) by September 1.
Past Grant Recipients
|Summer||Country||Project Title||Student Name(s) & Class Year|
|2018||US||Homeland||Natasha Markov-Riss '20, Ben Stern '20|
|2017||Israel/Palestine||Human Rights Hummus||Lily Tyson '17, Marissa Cohen '17|
|2016||US||Revitalizing Arts||Kelly Hernandez '18|
|2015||US||Inclusive Excellence||Mackenzie Welch '14|
|2014||US||Coding for Justice||Leah Gallant '15|
|2013||Nepal||Peace Innovation Lab||Nimesh Ghimire '15 (Winter)|
|2012||India||Youth for Peace||Riana Shah '14, Adrianna Poppa '12|
|2011||Venezuela||Pémon Health||Elisa Lopez '11|
|2010||Colombia||Taller de Paz||Deivid Rojas '11, Alex Frye '11, Andrés Freire '11|
|2009||Madagascar||Project Madagascar Peace||Kimberly St. Julian '12, Josh Cockroft '12|
|2008||Serbia||Swarthmore Bosnia Project||Deivid Rojas '11|