Davis Projects for Peace
2014-15 Davis Projects for Peace is now open!
Go here to fill out an application.
If you have any questions regarding criteria for selection, please review this recently published document that the selection committee will use as a guide.
Any questions regarding Davis Projects for Peace applicataions or project proposals should be directed to Evan Schneider. If you would like to set up a time to discuss your idea, please sign up for his office hours through WASS.
October 9, 2014 – International Opportunties Open House (Pace Lounge, 10am-5pm) & Application Opens (find application here)
November 6, 2014 – 5pm, Applications Due
November-December 2014 – Application Review and Interviews
January 2015 – Princeton Finalists selected, Refine Project Proposals
February 8, 2015 – Final Draft of Project Proposals Due
February 13, 2015 - Final Drafts Submitted to National Prize
March 16, 2015 - Final Decisions Rendered and Announced to Host Universities
Congratulations 2014 Davis Projects for Peace Recipients!
Three groups of Princeton University students each have been awarded $10,000 to travel to Jordan, the Philippines and India in the summer of 2014 to implement their ideas for promoting peace. The proposals, which involve five students, were among 127 judged the "most promising and feasible" by the Davis Projects for Peace initative.
Projects for Peace was established by philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis in 2007, on the occasion of her 100th birthday. Mrs. Davis, who died in 2013 at the age of 106, urged young people to “bring about a mind-set of preparing for peace, instead of preparing for war.” The Davis family has honored her legacy by continuing to fund Projects for Peace and is heartened by the quality and inventiveness of the projects to be undertaken in 2014, according to the Davis United World College Scholars Program, which administers the Projects for Peace.
Applications from Princeton students were sent through the University's Pace Center for Civic Engagement, which helps make civic engagement an integral part of the Princeton experience by connecting students with experiential service opportunities to sustain lasting and meaningful change in the community and around the world . A complete list of the winning schools and projects is available on the Davis Projects for Peace website.