Denison Issues Call for Proposals for Davis Projects for Peace
Posted: November 13, 2007 / Last Updated: November 14, 2007
Denison University is announcing a call for students to participate in a new program that supports grassroots projects for peace all over the world. Proposals for the Davis Projects for Peace initiative are limited to undergraduate students, including graduating seniors, at Davis United World College Scholar institutions, of which Denison is one, and must be submitted by Jan. 17, 2008, to Joyce Meredith (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the President's Office.
Davis Projects for Peace is the vision of Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a lifelong internationalist and philanthropist. Upon turning 100 last year, Davis created and provided funding for the program "to help young people launch some immediate initiatives that cold bring new thinking to the prospects for peace in the world." By intentionally offering no clear definition of "projects for peace," the program aims to encourage creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship as students come up with their own definitions.
In all, 100 projects will be funded at $10,000 each, with a goal of funding at least one project at each of the 85 eligible schools. Projects may be implemented anywhere in the world, and the process is open to individuals as well as groups of students from the same campus. All proposals submitted to Meredith by Jan. 17 will be reviewed by a college committee, then Denison President Dale Knobel and other senior administrators will select one to three proposals for submission to the Davis United World College Scholars program, which will make the final selections of projects to be funded.
For more information, visit http://www.denison.edu/offices/president/davisprojects/
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