Davis Projects for Peace

Application year: 

Sophomore, Junior, Senior


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.

Signature of program: 

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


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 http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/forms. Please read the directions carefully.

Amount of award: 

Up to $10,000


Domestic, International



Endorsement Required: 


Dean Sabrina Thomas

****Process Suspended for 2022 ****

Campus deadline: 

January 15, 2023

*** Process Suspended for 2022, next cycle of applications will be for summer 2023***Midnight deadline for electronic submission. Submit to sabrina.thomas@duke.edu with subject line “Davis Projects for Peace Summer 2021 Proposal –  Your Project Title.

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

Area(s) of interest: