2021 Davis Projects for Peace Application

January 20th, 2021

Background Information

This application is to be used to submit a preliminary proposal for a summer 2021 Projects for Peace project.  You may submit only one proposal for an individual project.  If this is a group project, you only need to submit one application on behalf of the group's proposed project.

Information about the 2020-21 Davis Projects for Peace competition, including program description, eligibility, and guidelines can be found here.
Please review this application in its entirety before completing it, noting the deadline date and the supporting materials, which will be uploaded from your computer when you click the Submit button at the end of this form.
*Note* Given the impact of COVID-19, we encourage you to integrate contingencies into your proposal that reflects some of the learnings around safety and considerations for community and organizational needs and well-being

All of your application materials must be submitted together electronically. If you have any questions about this online application, please contact Kira O'Brien at the Pace Center at Kirao@princeton.edu
Before you proceed, read the following:
All applicants are required to make an appointment to discuss, as early as possible, their preliminary ideas with Kira O'Brien. To schedule an appointment contact Kirao@princeton.edu
Interviews will be conducted with select students after student proposals are submitted.
Projects must be executed during summer of 2021
Is this a group project? *
Everyone you list in this application will need to be committed to participating in the project over the summer.


Please upload a one-page resume for each student involved with this project. The resume should include a clear outline of your education (including academic focus and academic awards), work history, civic engagement experiences (on- and off-campus), and relevant skills. The resume must be saved as a PDF. The filename should follow the format in this example:

Preliminary Project Proposal

In narrative form, no longer than two single-spaced pages, provide clear and direct responses to each of the following questions/prompts to develop your proposal. Proposals exceeding the two-page maximum will not be considered. The proposal should be saved as a PDF. The filename, which is to include your proposed project name, must follow this format:

1. How does your proposed project address the prospects of peace making? Please identify the communities and issues of public concern, and discuss how your proposed project will affect each. What are the goals of your project? What activities will you undertake to achieve these goals?

2. Describe how your proposed project is "creative," "innovative," and/or "entrepreneurial". Please be specific.

3. What people or organizations will you work with at the project location? Please be as specific as possible. How will you build on the local community's assets?

4. What have you learned from similar projects that will inform this project? What challenges do you anticipate, if any? How do you propose to overcome them?

5. In what ways is your project sustainable? What are your anticipated outcomes? How do you plan to measure the impact of this project?


Please upload a one-page proposed budget for your project. The budget should list all expenditures for your proposed project. It is always helpful to list these expenditures in categories such as transportation, lodging, supplies, and other sources of non-Princeton funding. The proposal should be saved as a PDF. The filename, which is to include your proposed project name, must follow this format:

1.  Given the generous funding associated with this competition, no other Princeton-affiliated funding is permitted to subsidize this project.
2.  If you don't have a high-resolution camera, please include the cost of a camera in your budget since photos are required in the final report submitted to the Davis Committee. 
3.  You will have an opportunity to refine your budget if you are selected to move forward to the next round.
4. All funding must be used during the summer of 2021- no remaining funds can carry over.
For a guide to help you format your budget document and to download the form to use, go here:

Other Information

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1.  Should I accept a 2021 Davis Projects for Peace award, I consent to have any final written documentation or photographs related to my project to be released or disclosed to University officials and the Davis Projects for Peace Committee, including being posted on University and Davis Projects for Peace websites and/or reproduced in printed materials to promote the program. Written material which I provide may be used in its entirety or excerpts may be selected.

2.  I acknowledge that no other Princeton-affiliated funding will be used in support of this project.

3. I will respond promptly to all correspondence (emails, phone calls, etc.) from University staff and sponsor organizations, and I understand that failure to do so may result in being taken out of the Projects for Peace awards process

4. I understand that my participation in this internship program is contingent upon successful completion of the Spring 2021 semester

5. I consent to having my name shared with my Director of Student Life for a disciplinary check
Please acknowledge your agreement. *

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All of your application materials must be submitted together electronically; nothing will be accepted on paper. If you have any questions about this online application, please contact Kira O'Brien. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Click the SUBMIT button below to upload all documents and conclude the online application process. Your successful submission will be acknowledged with an email.