Davis Projects for Peace

Undergraduate students at Georgetown design their own grassroots projects anywhere in the world to promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. Applicants are encouraged to use their creativity to design projects that employ innovative techniques for engaging participants in ways that focus on conflict transformation, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers which cause conflict. The goal of the projects should focus on transforming conflict and sustaining peace.

Award: $10,000

Eligibility: Current/enrolled first year, sophomore, junior, senior students. Individuals or up to 2 students can apply together as a group.

Application Opens: Monday, November 18, 2019. Click here for link to Application. Click Application Text to use as Reference only.

Application Closes: Friday, January 10, 2020.

The Davis Projects for Peace Award is made possible by Kathryn Wasserman Davis, an accomplished internationalist and philanthropist. Upon the occasion of her 100th birthday in February of 2007, Mrs. Davis, mother of Shelby M.C. Davis who funds the Davis UWC Scholars Program, chose to celebrate by committing $1 million for 100 Projects for Peace. As a Davis United World College Scholars Program partner school, Georgetown University through CSJ awards one student or a team of students $10,000 to implement a grassroots project anywhere in the world which promotes peace and addresses the root causes of conflict among parties. The strongest proposals demonstrate advanced understanding of and commitment to a particular conflict and context. All proposals must also include a letter of support from a local organization already working in the context where the project is proposed.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to read about the Davis Projects for Peace at their website, to understand the challenge that Kathryn Wasserman Davis envisioned when she created this initiative, and learn more about previous recipients.

Questions about the process or the award application can be emailed to Kyra Hanlon, Assistant Director, Immersion Programs at csjglobalimmersion@georgetown.edu. Kyra can also meet with interested students to develop proposals and connect them to potential partners.



The 2020 Application opens on Monday, November 18, 2019 and closes on January 10, 2020. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend information sessions about this award. Email csjglobalimmersion@georgetown.edu for more information.