The Ginsberg Center and the Center for Campus Involvement are pleased to announce the Davis Projects for Peace initiative for 2013. The Davis Projects for Peace are made possible by Kathryn Davis, an accomplished internationalist and philanthropist who is committed to providing the resources to today's student leaders' actionable project ideas. Mrs. Davis envisioned this program in 2007, when she was turning 100, "I want to use my 100th birthday to help young people launch some immediate initiatives that could bring new thinking to the prospects for peace in the world." Based on the positive feedback she received, Mrs. Davis continued this initiative.
Projects for Peace are summer-long projects designed and implemented by undergraduate students passionate about peace in their communities and around the globe. The initiative hopes to prepare students as ethical global leaders by providing the resources to execute innovative grassroots project ideas. These projects, as defined by students, creatively address worldwide peace efforts providing sustainable solutions to contemporary society.
The University of Michigan is one of 90 universities participating; the University's selection committee will submit one student proposal to be considered as a 2013 Project for Peace.
The selected proposal will be eligible to receive a $10,000 grant from the Davis United World Scholars Program.
Any undergraduate student (including current seniors) and any recognized student organization at UM may submit a proposal.
Interested students and/or student organizations need to submit a 2-page proposal (maximum) that creatively interprets the phrase "project for peace". Intentionally, no clear definition of "peace" is offered so as not to limit the imagination. We leave it up to the students to define what a "project for peace" might be; we hope the project reflects creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.
The overall program is to be worldwide in scope and impact, but specific projects may be undertaken anywhere, including grassroots projects based in southeast Michigan or other domestic locations. The proposal should include a 1-page budget (maximum) detailing how you would plan to spend the $10,000 grant.
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Please include the following information in your project proposal:
Project Partners: With whom will you be working on this project? Who are your community and/or campus partners? What are you doing to ensure true partnership?
Project Definition: Why is the project important? What issues do you hope to address in the community?
Project Objectives: What do you want to accomplish? What are the prospects for future impact?
Project Activities: What specifically will be done?
Project Timetable: What are the critical dates for this project?
Deadline and additional information
All proposals must be submitted by 12pm (Noon) on Monday, January 28th, 2013. The application process is now closed.
Please submit the application form above and any supplemental information to
Additional questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Davis Projects for Peace visit:http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/