How would you like to receive up to $10,000 for designing and carrying out a grassroots project during the summer of 2021—anywhere in the world—to promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among peoples?
Interested students should consider applying for a grant through Davis Projects for Peace program, run by the Davis Foundation headquartered at Middlebury College in Vermont.
You can apply by yourself or in collaboration with other students.
You are eligible to apply for the Projects for Peace grant if you are:
- A current student at Lake Forest in good standing (including those who will have graduated by Summer 2021)
- Passionate about building cultural understanding
- Eager to experience and understand other cultures
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 at the Davis Foundation website.
2. The on-campus deadline for grant applications is 11:59PM 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.
4. The on-campus person to contact for advice and other questions regarding this program is Alexandra Olson, Global Engagement Office Coordinator, ext. 5231, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Past Lake Forest College projects
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.