Davis Projects for Peace

Open to US Citizens & non-US Citizens

Deadline: January 21 2020

Davis Projects for Peace

The Kathryn Wasserman Davis 100 Projects for Peace program invites undergraduates (including graduating seniors) to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer, anywhere in the world.  The projects judged to be the most promising and valuable will be funded at $10,000 each.  The program aims to encourage student initiative, innovation, and entrepreneurship, focusing on conflict prevention, resolution, or reconciliation.


Penn Deadline: January 21, 2020


Penn’s Application Process

The Davis Projects for Peace program accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be one of Penn’s nominees, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of January 21, 2020.

  • To apply, a student (or group of students) must prepare a written statement (not to exceed two pages) that describes the project (who, what, where, how), as well as a budget (one separate page).  A Budget Template and Instructions are available here.  Proposals require a heading which includes the following: name of the participating institution (University of Pennsylvania), name of all student participants, title of project, dates of the projects, country where the project will be performed.
  • As soon as you have arranged for letters of support from partner organizations, fill out a CURF Recommendation Request Form to request the letter(s).
  • Complete Penn’s Request for Nomination application form.  Here, you will upload a single PDF which combines your written statement and budget.  If you do not receive an email confirming your submission within 4 hours, please IMMEDIATELY email aolson@upenn.edu to make sure CURF has received your submission.
  • Nominated students will receive further instructions.  


Contact Information

Lauren Orr
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships 
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk 
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6224
Please call 215-746-6488 to schedule an appointment

Fellowship Type

Project Work/Service

Fellowship Eligibility

Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior