Projects for Peace Alumni Award

The Projects for Peace Alumni Award seeks to recognize individuals who demonstrate innovation and persistence in building peace and transforming conflict. Each year, beginning in 2023, the Projects for Peace Alumni Award will award up to $50,000 to support the continuing peacebuilding efforts of past Projects for Peace grantees.


  • Applicants must have implemented a Project for Peace any time in the history of the program. The applicant's name must appear on the approved final report submitted at the conclusion of their Projects for Peace grant.
  • Applicants must be nominated by the educational institution which supported their Project for Peace. No direct-apply or "at-large" applications will be accepted.
  • Educational institutions nominating applicants need not be current Projects for Peace partners but must have been a partner institution in the past.

TO NOTE: The Dickey Center is solely responsible for collecting & reviewing applications and nominating our institution's applicant choice to the Davis Projects for Peace Alumni organization. Middlebury College, home of the Davis Projects for Peace headquarters will narrow down to a short list of finalists and will select and announce one award recipient. Funds will be disbursed directly by Middlebury to the award recipient.

The Projects for Peace Alumni award application will open on January 6th, here. In the meantime, please see the below questions which will be required on the application.  For any questions, please email 

Application due date: January 18th at 4pm

Part A

Please provide a narrative response to the questions below. Your response to each bulleted prompt should not exceed 300 words maximum unless otherwise noted.

Describing Your Peacebuilding Efforts

  • Describe the path from your original Project for Peace grant to your peacebuilding efforts today. How has the type of work and/or your perspectives evolved?
  • Summarize the issues that are important to you, and the approaches you plan to use (or are using) to address these issues.
  • How would you define conflict transformation in your particular field?
  • How do you envision the role of conflict transformation in your ongoing efforts?

Describing Your Award Plans

  • Describe how receiving the funds from this award would enhance your contributions to peacebuilding or similar efforts. E.g., would it further a particular project? Individual skill- or capacity-building? An organization or charity? Support new or existing operations? (500 words max)

Part B

  • Numerical Budget
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Original Projects for Peace Grant
  • Provide your original Projects for Peace Proposal and Final Report.
  • Candidate Release & Signature
  • Two letters of reference from individuals identified by the nominee, collected in accordance with institutions' instructions.
  • A letter of endorsement from the nominating institution.


Formatting Notes
For Part A, submit a word document, following these formatting instructions:

  • Page margins 1" margins on all sides
  • Font Arial 10 pt
  • Header Must include:
    • Candidate's full name; nominating institution's name, page number

For Part B, compile your supporting documents. These should generally be in PDF format, except the Excel budget template.