Projects for Peace

Atuaro Children and Chloe


Projects for Peace: Building Peace Through Tourism

Learn the story of two students exploring beautiful Timor-Leste as Projects for Peace Fellows.


Projects for Peace invites undergraduates at US colleges and universities to design grassroots projects that promote peace and address the root causes of conflict. Applicants should use their creativity to address the root causes of conflict among parties with a focus on conflict prevention, resolution and reconciliation. These projects must be implemented during the summer immediately following acceptance of the grant and may take place anywhere in the world (pending GW approval).

Projects selected will receive a $10,000 grant to advance their ideas for building peace. You may submit as an individual or as a group of GW students. You may also raise funding from other sources to advance the project.

This initiative is part of a $1 million endowment in honor of the late Kathryn W. Davis, an accomplished philanthropist, and advocate for peace. You must address each of the questions in this application and provide an additional one page budget on the template provided. The narrative part of the application should be no longer than two pages total using Book Antiqua 10pt font and with 1" Margins. Please keep this in mind when submitting your responses.


Deadline: November 3, 2024




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