100 PROJECTS FOR PEACE
University of Florida students have once again been invited to participate in 100 Projects for Peace. This is an
opportunity for all undergraduates on campus to design grassroots "projects for peace." The top 100 submissions
nationally will be granted $10,000 each and implemented during the summer of 2009. This grant program aims to
motivate college students to create and implement plans for building peace in the twenty first century.
100 Projects for Peace is made possible by Kathryn Wasserman Davis, an accomplished internationalist and
philanthropist who celebrated her centennial birthday in 2007 by committing $1 million to fund 100 Projects for
Peace. Upon the occasion of her 100th birthday in February of 2007, Mrs. Davis, mother of Shelby M.C. Davis who
funds the Davis UWC Scholars Program, chose to celebrate by committing $1 million for one hundred Projects for
Peace. "I want to use my 100th birthday to help young people launch some immediate initiatives things that they
can do during the summer of 2007 that will bring new thinking to the prospects of peace in the world," says Mrs.
Davis. Because of the many marvelous achievements made by students in the summer of 2007 and 2008, Mrs.
Davis is continuing the Davis Projects for Peace during summer 2009. Davis earned a B.A. from Wellesley, a
M.A. from Columbia, and a Ph.D. from the University of Geneva.
The application deadline is January 9, 2009. Informational sessions will be held on Tuesday, November 4 at 7:00
PM in JWRU 287 and Wednesday, November 5 at 6:00 PM in JWRU 278-279. Additionally, the winning 2008 UF
project "Protein Malnutrition in Rural Swaziland" team will present their final report on November 5 at 7:00 PM in
GUIDELINES FOR 100 PROJECTS FOR PEACE
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
PROJECTS FOR PEACE
No specific guidelines are offered for candidates, as such stipulations may limit imagination. The students must
define a "project for peace" on their own terms. The project should encourage creativity, innovation and
entrepreneurship. The overall program, all 100 projects, is to be worldwide in scope and impact, but specific projects
may be undertaken anywhere and as grassroots as desired, including the U.S.
Undergraduate students at each of the 76 Davis UWC Scholar schools (including seniors who would complete their
projects after graduation) are eligible--so long as the president of their institution has signed and returned the grant
agreement form. Groups of students from the same campus, as well as individual students, may submit proposals.
(Participation in this initiative is limited to those 76 schools now in the Davis UWC Scholars Program.)
Davis has committed $1 million to fund 100 projects for peace in 2009. While Davis funding per project is limited to
$10,000, projects with larger budgets are welcome as is co-funding from other sources (such as other
philanthropists, a college or university, foundation, NGO/PVO or students' own funding).
STUDENT (OR GROUP OF STUDENTS) PROPOSAL
To be considered, a student (or group of students) must prepare a written statement which describes the project
(who, what, where, how) including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact (not to exceed two pages) as
well as a budget (one page). Proposals should include pre-approval of all involved parties and organizations
involved in the project. The proposal should be submitted electronically to the designated official at each campus as
outlined below. Students with queries may direct them to their campus designated official as communication
between students writing proposals and the Davis UWC Scholars office is prohibited.
SUBMISSION AND JUDGING OF PROPOSALS
Each involved campus has a designated official (the Davis UWC Scholar Program campus contact) to coordinate the
process on each campus. This official, in ways s/he deems appropriate, will guide the internal campus procedures for
announcing and promoting the opportunity to students; organizing the selection committee to evaluate the proposals
submitted, communicating results on a timely basis to the Davis UWC Scholars office; and distributing the awarded
grant funds for the winning proposals) on campus. Final review and approval of all recommended proposals from
individual campuses rests solely with the office of the Davis UWC Scholars Program which will then forward the
appropriate grant funds to each school with winning projectss.
AWARDING OF 100 GRANTS
The intention is to fund 100 projects, with at least one at each of the 76 Davis UWC Scholar schools. Therefore, all
involved schools are invited to select and submit one proposal for funding and one or two additional proposals as
alternates that might be funded as well. Final decisions on all grants are made by the Davis UWC Scholars Program
office. Grants are made upon assurance that the project proposed will, in fact, be undertaken during the summer of
TIMETABLES FOR PROPOSALS AND DECISIONS
' All students must submit a preliminary draft to the Center for Leadership and Service located in the Dean of
Students Office by December 5, 2008.
" All student's final proposals must be submitted to the Center for Leadership and Service located in the Dean of
Students Office by January 9, 2009.
" The top recommended proposals will be determined and submitted to the Davis
UWC Scholars office by February 16, 2009.
0 Final decisions on all winning proposals rendered by Davis UWC Scholars office to campus officials by March
* All grant payment letters signed by recipient schools/student proposal are due March 31, 2009.
" Any alternates selected will be finally agreed to in April 2009.
" Projects completed during summer of 2009.
" Final reports are due to Davis UWC Scholars office by September 14, 2009.
REQUIREMENT FOR EACH PROJECT'S FINAL REPORT
For each funded project, the responsible students) must prepare and submit a final report by September 14, 2009,
submitted electronically to both the campus official and to the Davis UWC Scholars office. The final report is to be
limited to two pages of narrative with an accounting of the funds expended and one page of digital photographs of
the project. The narrative should include: a brief restatement of the project's purpose/plans, actual work completed,
outcomes/achievements/ failures, and long-term prospects of the initiative. Reports will be posted on the program's
website for all to see and learn from. A complete set of reports will be compiled for Davis and her family as a way
of thanking her for her faith and investment in young and motivated peacemakers.
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100 PROJECTS FOR PEACE PROJECT APPLICATION AND PROPOSAL
University of Florida students have been invited to participate in 100 Projects for Peace. This is
an invitation for all undergraduates on campus to design grassroots "projects for peace." The
top 100 submissions nationally will be granted $10,000 each and implemented during the
summer of 2007. This grant program aims to motivate college students to create and
implement plans for building peace in the twenty first century.
Project Application and Proposal
Address: Apt. #: Zip:
Home Phone: Cell Phone (if applicable):
UF e-mail: Year/Classification:
Student Organization (if applicable):
To be considered, a student (or group of students) must prepare the following information:
A written statement which describes the project (who, what, where, how).
o Including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact (not to exceed
o Additionally a budget outlining the intended use of the funding must be
included (one page).
Proposals should include pre-approval of all involved parties and organizations
involved in the project. If there are additional participants please include all of their
contact information within the application materials
The proposal should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person to
the Center for Leadership in Service located in the Dean of Students Office in 202
Peabody Hall. If you have any further questions please contact email@example.com
Deadline for Application is January 9th, 2009
If you have any further questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org