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 proposals (along with a current resumé that outlines relevant coursework, connections, and/or experiences). **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 may fall between the first and second week of spring classes. The 2019 deadline is TBD. 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. 

Davis Projects for Peace application process [pdf]

Past Davis award winners [pdf]

2017 Projects for Peace Viewbook [pdf]