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Davis Projects for Peace

Smith College undergraduate students are invited to participate in the Davis United World College Scholars Program's Projects for Peace. The project encourages student initiative, innovation and entrepreneurship focusing on conflict prevention, resolution and reconciliation for a sustainable peace. The program is intended to be worldwide in scope and impact, but specific projects may be undertaken anywhere, including in the United States. The most promising project will be awarded $10,000 for implementation.

See past projects and proposals >

Important Dates

Information Session

Friday, November 11, 2016 Lewis Global Studies Center, 12 p.m.

Final Proposal Deadline

Tuesday, January 17, 2017




All Smith undergraduates are eligible to apply for this award. Students may apply individually or in groups. Seniors who complete the program over the summer after graduation are eligible for the award. Projects must be undertaken during the summer of the awarded grant.

How to Submit Proposal

All proposals must include the following:

  1. A written statement that describes the project in detail and that includes the expected outcomes and prospects for future impact. Proposals must:
  • include "Smith College"; title of your project; your name(s); class year(s); dates of the project; country where the project will be performed
  • be typed in a legible font (e.g. Times New Roman) in a standard font size (e.g. 12 pt.), in a document with one-inch margins on all sides
  • not exceed two pages (single spaced)
  1. A budget (separate page)
  2. Supporting documents demonstrating preapproval of all parties and organizations involved (if applicable).


All submissions must be sent electronically to global@smith.edu, to the attention of:

Smith College 100 Projects for Peace Committee
c/o Sara Lark
Smith College Lewis Global Studies Center


Final decisions on all wining proposals will be announced in March. Acceptances are due before in March, TBD. Grant payments will be made shortly after all agreements have been received.

Any alternates will be announced in April 2017.

Final Reports

Due: September TBD, 2017

Each funded project must submit a final report. There are instructions on the Projects for Peace Forms page. A separate one-page accounting of the funds expended is to be submitted using the budget template.

Students may attach up to three digital photos to the final report. Reports will be posted on the program's website.

More Information

Contact Sara Lark at 413-585-2697 or send an email to skirk@smith.edu. Do not contact the Davis UWC Scholars office directly.

About the Fund

Projects for Peace is funded by the Davis family to honor Kathryn W. Davis, a lifelong internationalist and philanthropist who died in April 2013 at the age of 106. Kathryn Davis believed that today's youth—tomorrow's leaders—ought to be challenged to formulate and test their own ideas.