100 Projects for Peace
The Davis United World College program has announced another "100
Projects for Peace" competition. Each successful application
will be funded at $10,000!
Undergraduates at approximately 90 colleges and universities,
including Tufts, are being asked to design a "grassroots project for
peace," and to submit the application to a local review committee.
Each participating university will nominate its first choice which,
subject to confirmation at the national level, will receive full
funding. The Tufts selection committee will also forward an
alternate proposal that will compete for one of the remaining
The proposals must be short: no more than two pages of narrative
plus a one-page budget. They are due on Tuesday, January 21, 2014,
at noon, and should be submitted electronically to
firstname.lastname@example.org. An individual may submit a
project proposal, or they may come from a group. Projects may be conducted with
or without a community partner, and they may be carried out in the United States
or abroad. The project is to be carried out during the summer of 2014 with a
final report due on September 15, 2014.
The selection criteria are as follows:
- a clear description (who, what, where, how) of the project;
- an explanation of how the project contributes to peace;
- an explanation and evidence of how the project meets a
clearly specified need;
- the qualifications and resources of the individual/group
submitting the project;
- a clear description of expected outcomes and means of
self-assessment as the project proceeds.
- Any project involving an outside party or organization(s)
should attach a letter of commitment from that organization.
- A justification for expenses. Please note that while Davis
limits their funding to $10,000, projects with larger budgets
are welcome, as is co-funding from other sources (other
philanthropists, a college or university, foundations, NGOs, or
students' own fundraising).
This can be challenging to do in two pages (in addition to a one
page budget). To help with this, students may take advantage of the
Proposal Development Committee, comprised of Dale
Bryan, Assistant Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program,
and Anne Moore, Program Specialist in Scholar Development.
The first information/advisory session will take place
November 7, from 5:00-6:00pm, in East Hall 015. A second session will be
held on Wednesday, November 13, from 12:00-1:00pm,
in East Hall Lounge. Attendance
at one of these sessions is not mandatory but is strongly
recommended. A short letter of intent to submit a proposal is
due, by email to email@example.com,
on Friday, January 10, 2014 at noon (the week before classes
The first stage of the proposal review will be conducted
anonymously. Proposals should be submitted with a cover sheet which
will be detached from the three page proposals (plus supporting
documents) before review. Proposals must be created as a Word document;
no PDFs. Please do not include a header with names on any of the pages.
The Davis Program and the Tufts committees are deliberately taking a
broad approach to the meaning of peace. Additional information and
resources will be available at the information sessions and on the
Peace and Justice Studies website: pjs.tufts.edu.
A listing and the final reports of all of the successful projects
can be found at
This is a wonderful opportunity to participate in a productive
process and to use your education to further positive outcomes. It
also fits the university's commitment to support active
citizenship. We encourage you to develop and submit a Project for
What constitutes a peace project?
For Tufts' winning project, download the
Sharaka Mobile Garden Proposal, and read the
Guidelines for Applicant Letter of Intent and Letter of Commitment >