Davis Projects for Peace Award

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Davis Projects for Peace is open to all undergraduates at the 76 institutions (including UNC-Chapel Hill) that are part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program. Students are invited to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. Davis Projects for Peace selects 100 projects judged to be the most promising and feasible and funds them at $10,000 each.

The program is made possible by Kathryn Wasserman Davis, an accomplished internationalist and philanthropist, who celebrated her 100th birthday in 2007 by committing $1 million for 100 projects for peace. She was so pleased with the outcome that she has continued funding these projects. For more information, visit the Davis Projects for Peace website.

Submission Guidelines

Each participating institution will select and submit one proposal for funding along with up to two additional proposals to be considered. The Carolina Center for Public Service oversees the selection process at UNC-Chapel Hill.

To be considered, an undergraduate student (or group of students) must prepare an online application which:

  • describes the project (who, what, where) and how it will promote peace,
  • includes expected outcomes,
  • a realistic budget, and
  • describes prospects for future impact.

2013-2014 Timeline

Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Davis Projects for Peace Award are due by Jan.13 at 11:59 p.m. and must be submitted online through the CCPS Application and Nomination Portal. For questions, contact ccps@unc.edu.

  • Nov. 15: Applications available
  • Jan 13: Applications due
  • Jan 24: Selection

2013 Award recipient

Compassionate Labor in Liberia received the 2013 Davis Projects for Peace Award. Madiha Bhatti ’14 and Danielle Bulinski ’13 developed this project to address high rates of maternal mortality, mistrust among residents and a lack of confidence in medical establishments through a healthcare model that empowers women, builds relationships and facilitates trust in healthcare.