Davis Projects for Peace Grants

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in the interest of health and safety for all, the Davis Foundation has suspended all Davis Projects for Peace grants for 2020. Applications for summer 2021 will be announced in the fall. 

Davis Projects for Peace is an initiative for students at Davis United World College Scholars Program partner schools and International Houses Worldwide to design their own grassroots projects – anywhere in the world – which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties. Applicants are encouraged to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict resolution, reconciliation, as well as building, understanding, and breaking down barriers which cause conflict, and finding solutions for resolving conflict and maintaining peace. Through a competition on over 90 campuses and member institutions of International Houses Worldwide, projects will be selected for funding up to $10,000 each.

To find out more about the Davis Projects for Peace initiative, visit the Projects for Peace website.

Please contact the Director of International House, Denise Jorgens, at d-jorgens@uchicago.edu with any questions.

International House Chicago Projects for Peace

2019: Summer Peace Program for Single Mothers, Immigrant Mothers and Children: Peaceful Playing, Peaceful Thinking and Common Living, Colombia, Andrés Caro (Learn about Andrés' project in Colombia)

2018: Curing the African Diaspora Community in Guangzhou, China: Disease Stigma and Health Care, China, Hekang Yang (Learn about Hekang's project in Guangzhou, China)

2016: Bidai Ballo Bibaho - Goodbye to Child Marriages, Bangladesh, Muntasha Quddus (Read about Muntasha's project in Bangladesh)

2016: Conflict Avoidance through Access to Potable Water, Peruvian Amazon, Erik Levin (Learn about Erik's work with the Amawaka in Peru)

2015: Empowerment Through Digital Literacy, Nepal, Sujata Singh (Read about Sujata's journey in Nepal)

2014: Generations of Us: An Intergenerational Storytelling Project on Chicago’s South Side, USA, Kelli Bosak (Learn about Kelli's work in Chicago)

2014: Renewing the Source of Peace, Bhutan, Hasta Colman (Read about Hasta's journey in Bhutan)

2014: We All Smile in the Same Language, Russia, Shauna Taylor (Learn about Shauna's Davis Project in Russia)

2013: Empowering Myself, Empowering My Peers, USA, Laura Rosenberg

2013: Dewey Dances for Peace, USA, Katy Colleton

2012: The Dance Project, USA, Maya Pillai

2011: Financial Literacy Summer Seminar Series, China, Haishu Chen, Xi Chen, Xiaolun Cheng, Kejia Jin, Ying Li

2010: Empowering Chicago Refugees, USA, Ifrah Magan

2010: Cross-straight Student Leadership Conference, China, Li Chen

2009: Local Cancer Testing System for Peace, Pakistan, Maliha Asma

2008: Village Banking in Rural Peru, Peru, Genevieve Cour

2008: Peace Park in Kabul, Afghanistan, Zaid Al-Farisi