Awards available in support of domestic or international projects intended "to build peace in the 21st Century."



January 15, 2024

Midnight deadline for electronic submission. Submit to with the subject line “Davis Projects for Peace Summer 2024 Proposal –  Your Project Title.

The national announcement of the winners is in mid-March.


Dean Sabrina Thomas

Quick facts

Academic Discipline



US Citizen, Permanent Resident, DACA, Undocumented, Non-US Citizenships


Sophomore, Junior, Senior



Endorsement Required


Award Amount

Up to $10,000


Established in 2007 to mark the 100th Birthday of philanthropist Kathryn Wasserman Davis, the award will support Projects for Peace in the Summer. One project and one alternate will be identified and submitted as Duke's nomination to the Davis Projects for Peace in mid-February.


A two page proposal, one page budget submitted electronically (.doc file attached to an email), and a minimum of one faculty recommendation letter to the Campus Liaison, Senior Associate Dean Sabrina Thomas. Applicants must also have a support letter from a faculty member that has intimate knowledge of the project and student’s background and ability to successfully implement the project. The proposal must have the pre-approval of all parties and organizations involved in the project. Students should therefore submit a letter of support and acknowledgement of partnership from all partner organizations identified in the proposal. The budget template and proposal outline can be found here. Please read the directions carefully.