Davis Projects for Peace

The Davis Projects for Peace is a global program that encourages young adults to develop innovative, community-centered, and scalable responses to the world's most pressing issues. Along the way, these student leaders increase their knowledge, improve skills, and establish identities as peacebuilders and changemakers. Each year, one or two Dartmouth student projects are funded; nationwide, 100 or more student leaders are each awarded a $10,000 grant to implement a "Project for Peace," anywhere in the world, typically over their summer break.


All submissions are reviewed by a Dartmouth faculty and staff committee. A primary and an alternate project are chosen and forwarded to the Davis Foundation for consideration. At least one, but possibly both, of the forwarded projects will be funded by Projects for Peace.

Click here to begin your application. 

Deadline: Monday, January 8 by midnight

Proposal Guidelines

The proposal should be a maximum of two single-spaced pages, include an additional one-page budget, and answer the following questions:

  • Who will you be working with and where?
  • What is the issue you want to address?
  • How do you plan to implement the project?
  • What are the expected outcomes?
  • How is the project related to peace?

What are we looking for in applicants?

  • How familiar are the students with the target area?
  • Have they reached out to mentors or partner institutions?
  • Have the students set realistic goals and a clear plan?
  • Have the students placed community members at the center of their implementation plans?
  • Are the students prepared to create and lead a project?
  • How will the student ensure that the project is sustainable?

To view examples of previous projects, please click here.


Please reach out to peter.w.jenkinson@dartmouth.edu