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Davis Projects for Peace


Deadline: 2015-01-23 (UVa Internal)

Davis Projects for Peace encourages students to design their own grassroots projects for peace. 100 projects will be chosen from among the over 90 American colleges and universities currently affiliated with the Davis UWC Scholars Program.


Current U.Va. undergraduates, including graduating 4th years, are eligible. Students may submit proposals for individual or group projects. Students should not propose projects that would take place in countries subject to travel warnings issued by the U.S. Department of State (


Projects must be carried out in the summer of 2015. A final report is due to the Davis Program by September 2015



Application Process

Students should submit their project proposals electronically in a Word of PDF document to by 12:00 noon on January 23, 2015. Submissions should include: 1. A cover letter to the internal UVa Selection Committee that includes a description of relevant experience or qualifications for this project. This description may include research experiences, independent travel experience, applicable coursework, or other pertinent information. 2. A written statement that describes the project (who, what, where, how) including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact (not to exceed 2 pages). This must contain pre-approval of all parties and organizations involved in the project. 3. A one page proposed project budget (note all other sources of funding applied for or received). 4. Resume with names of 2 references (including at least 1 faculty member). Recommendation forms will be available electronically at and should be submitted directly to the Center for Undergraduate Excellence. 5. For international projects, the International Projects Travel Form (see the program announcement for details). An internal committee of U.Va. faculty will review all submitted proposals and select one project (and one alternate) to forward to the Davis Program.

Learn More

See the program announcement at Contact the Center for Undergraduate Excellence for additional information. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE DAVIS FOUNDATION OR THE DAVIS UWC SCHOLARS OFFICE.