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.
Draft proposals are typically due the first Friday in December every year, with official proposals due in January. For Summer 2022, proposals—along with a budget and a letter(s) of community support — are due to Jennifer Magee (jmagee1@swarthmore) by Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Students are highly recommended to submit a *draft* proposal by Friday, December 3, 2021. Some applicants may be invited to an interview during the first or second week of February. 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.
Note: This grant is not in service of Swarthmore College and does not create an employment relationship between the student(s) and Swarthmore College.
Past Grant Recipients
|Summer||Country||Project Title||Student Name(s) & Class Year|
Memorializing and Reimagining Resistance
|Diana Martinez '20|
|2019||Pakistan||Improving Healthcare Access for the Transgender Community in Lahore||Hussain Zaidi '22|
|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|