This month the Fellowships Office announced a campus competition for proposals from undergraduate students to the 2013 Davis Projects for Peace fellowship, a $10,000 award to fund a summer service project related to peace.
Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for all undergraduates, including seniors, at the University of Rochester. The University is invited to participate in the project because it is one of 90 international partner schools in the Davis United World Colleges Scholars Program. The initiative calls for students to design a grassroots projects for the summer of 2013 to promote peace and address the root causes of conflict. Proposals can take place anywhere around the world. Successful applicants will use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for conflict resolution, reconciliation, building understanding and breaking down barriers that cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace.
Applicants can submit proposals individually or as part of a group. All applicants must submit:
- A two-page statement including a project description, expected outcomes, and prospects for future impact
- A one-page budget
- Letters of support from participating organizations or parties with whom student(s) intend(s) to work with
The deadline for submissions is Monday, January 14, 2013. All materials may be submitted via email to Belinda Redden, Director of Fellowships, at firstname.lastname@example.org. A committee at the University will choose two proposals to submit to the international contest. Details about the peace initiative fellowship, including descriptions of past projects, can be found at the Davis Projects for Peace website.