How would you like to receive $10,000 to be a changemaker and a peacebuilder?
Projects for Peace is a global program that encourages young adults to develop innovative, community-centered, and scalable responses to the world’s most pressing issues. Along the way, these student leaders increase their knowledge, improve skills, and establish identities as peacebuilders and changemakers.
You are eligible to apply for the Projects for Peace grant if you are:
- A current undergraduate student at Lake Forest College
- Passionate about making your global or local vision of peace a reality
You can apply by yourself or in collaboration with other students. The other students can be from Lake Forest College or other institutions around the U.S.
Here are five things you need to know
1. Full information about the Davis Projects for Peace program, including examples of other winning projects and application guidelines, can be found on the Davis Foundation website.
2. The on-campus deadline for grant applications is 11:59 PM CT on January 15. Applications should include a proposal and budget (see information on this page regarding proposal requirements - it is the 6th question down.)
3. Recommendations for the winning proposal will be made by mid-February, by an on-campus selection committee. Final decision regarding the winning proposal will be made by the Davis Foundation by mid-March.
How to submit your proposal
Submit your project proposal and estimated budget sheet through our Projects for Peace grant application, no later than the January 15th deadline.
It is highly recommended to connect with Allie Olson, Director of Global Engagement, email@example.com, before submitting a grant application. Allie can help give you more information on the grant and its expectations, as well as answer any questions you have.
Past Lake Forest College projects
2021: Home of Happiness for Children with Disabilities in Zambia
2021: Agroecology for Peace and Development in Mexico
2020: Language and Libraries: Expanding Educational Resources in Kosovo
2020: Kuvaka: The Bolgatanga Library Project in Ghana
2019: Safe Water, Safe Homes in Mexico
2018: Build Playgrounds, Not Walls in Jerusalem
2016: Clean Water for the Q’eros in Peru
2015: PEACEats: Promoting Peace through Food in India
2014: The Start of Illukhena Revolution - A Step Towards its Growth in Sri Lanka
2013: Senuyaa: To Purify in Guinea
2012: Likusasa - “The Future” in Swaziland
2011: Youzhitupin (Green Diet) in China
2010: The Uncovered Artistry Project in the U.S.
2008: A Chicken Farm for Self-Sustainability in Bolivia
2007: Nepal Project in Nepal
Other projects can be found here.
Read about the latest Davis Projects for Peace
Sadiq W. Dabire ’22 and Valdrin Halitjaha ’22 had their project proposals accepted by Projects for Peace. Their projects aim to improve and provide better access to educational resources in Ghana and Kosovo.
Carolina Guadarrama ’19 spent her summer after graduation planning, researching, and implementing a life-changing water project in Mexico that was made possible by a Davis Projects for Peace grant.
Students promote inclusivility on playground
Isha Khalil ’19 and Mariyam Khalil ’20 will spend their summer in Jerusalem building an all-inclusive playground after being awarded a $10,000 Davis Projects for Peace grant.