Apply for a $10,000 grant to implement a summer Project for Peace
What do you mean by “Projects for Peace”?
Davis Projects for Peace is an invitation to undergraduates (including seniors) at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer. Through a competition on over 90 campuses, the most promising projects will be selected for funding at $10,000 each. We expect that one, and possibly two, projects from St. Olaf will receive the award. Final decisions on all grants are made by the Davis UWC Scholars Program office.
Intentionally, no clear definition is offered so as not to limit the imagination. We leave it up to the students to define what a “project for peace” might be. We hope to encourage creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. The overall program is to be worldwide in scope and impact, but specific projects may be implemented in the United States or abroad.
Interested applicants are encouraged to start developing their projects well in advance of the deadline and to discuss their project ideas with Nate Jacobi, Associate Director for Civic Engagement, Piper Center for Vocation and Career. Coaching appointments with Nate can be scheduled by logging in to Ole Career Central.
- Undergraduate students (including seniors who would complete their projects after graduation) are eligible
- Students are not eligible to travel to countries with State Department travel warnings
- Individual students, as well as groups of students from the same campus may submit proposals.
- Grants are made upon assurance that the project proposed will, in fact, be undertaken during the summer.
- Preference will be given to applicants who commit to work on the project for a minimum of six weeks.
Terms of Agreement
- Grant recipients must complete an academic internship during the summer and must follow the guidelines for either a Domestic Academic Internships or an International Academic Internship (tuition for a 0.5-credit academic internship will be covered by the college).
- Grant recipients will work with the Piper Center to explore strategies for sharing their experience with the St. Olaf community during the fall after the project.
- Each funded project must submit a final report by August 30 to Nate Jacobi (email@example.com) of the Piper Center, and to Chris Chiappari (firstname.lastname@example.org), the authorized campus representative, who will then submit the report to the Davis UWC Scholars office. The final report is to be limited to two pages of narrative using the final report form posted on the website. It also includes a separate one-page accounting of the funds expended. Students are encouraged to take many photos during their project, and to submit them with their report. Students have the option of including up to 3 digital photos at the end of their two-page final report, but all photos must be burned on one CD, and the written report and budget on a separate CD. These two CDs will be submitted to the Davis UWC office by the authorized campus representative. Reports will be posted on the program’s website for all to see and learn from.
Submit the following documents on-line via Ole Career Central by Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 (see instructions below).
- Complete a two-page proposal. This should be a typed Word document which describes the project (who, what, where, how) including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact.
- Complete a one-page budget.
- Complete a supplemental application.
If selected, items one and two will be forwarded to the UWC Scholars Program.
Apply through Ole Career Central –
- Save your proposal, budget and application to a common location.
- Log into Ole Career Central. Click on the Documents tab across the top of the screen. Upload each of your documents. *Upload your proposal as a "Resume" and your budget and application as an "Other Document"
- Hover over Jobs & Internships tab across top, select St. Olaf Posted Opportunities. Under Position Type, select Funding Applications.
- Click on the "Apply" button. Select the proposal (as your Resume) and budget and application (as Other Documents). Then click on Submit. If you have successfully applied, you will see a green check/plus icon.
Assistance uploading documents is available at the Piper Center.
Additional questions may be directed to Nate Jacobi <jacobi>, Associate Director, Civic Engagement, The Piper Center. Nate is also available to provide feedback on the development of your project.
Chris Chiappari, Associate Professor and Chair of the Sociology/Anthropology Department, serves as the authorized campus representative for Davis Projects for Peace.