Davis Projects For Peace

Davis Projects for Peace invites students to design grassroots projects for the summer —anywhere in the world—which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. The aim is to encourage student initiative, innovation and entrepreneurship focusing on conflict prevention, resolution or reconciliation.

Applicants are encouraged to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace.

The overall program is intended to be worldwide in scope and impact, but specific projects may be undertaken anywhere, including in the United States. Groups of students from the same campus, as well as individual students, may submit proposals.

Before You Begin Your Application

Harvey Mudd College is proud to participate in the Davis Projects for Peace by nominating at least one student proposal to the Davis Foundation.

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Application Process

To be considered, students must:

  • To be considered, students must submit a required Intent-to-Apply form by 5 p.m., Dec. 16, 2022. Visit the Questions and Answers page for helpful information about the program. The Office of Civic and Community Engagement will provide feedback on your preliminary project description.Application materials due by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2023 as a single Word Document or PDF submitted to communityengagement@hmc.edu (subject line, “Davis”):
  • written statement—not to exceed two pages, single spaced—which describes the project (who, what, where, how), specifies the expected outcomes and prospects for future effects of the project, and (if necessary) includes pre-approvals of all parties and organizations involved in the project (for instance, a hosting non-profit or NGO). Pre-approval must be verified in writing by the organizations/parties involved on official letterhead.
  • The names of two faculty members (“references”) whom we will contact to assess your suitability for a Davis Projects for Peace Award.  If you are making a joint proposal, we require two references for each applicant.
  • Develop a one-page budget using our spreadsheet as a model that includes all significant costs, such as airfare, lodging, food, and materials.