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Davis Projects for Peace $10K Award

Davis Projects for Peace

On the occasion of her 100th birthday, Mrs. Kathryn Davis, an international philanthropist alumna of I-House New York, who died in 2013 at age 106, felt some urgency to spark initiatives for building prospects for peace in the world.  She committed $1 million to fund one hundred $10,000 projects for peace as she believed that today’s youth – tomorrow’s leaders – ought to be challenged to formulate and test their own ideas.

Davis Projects for Peace challenges applicants to design innovative
grassroots projects anywhere in the world for the summer of 2017.
The winning projects will be awarded $10,000 and must focus on conflict resolution, building understanding and maintaining peace.


I-House Berkeley administers two distinct Davis Projects for Peace opportunities.

Summer 2017 Davis Projects for Peace - UC Berkeley Campus-wide Competition

Key Questions to Consider (pdf)

Additional questions? Contact: davis_campus-wide@berkeley.edu


Summer 2017 Davis Projects for Peace - International House World Wide Competition

Additional questions? Contact davis_ihouse@berkeley.edu


Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

For questions about the application, please contact Kimi Mojica, Student Engagement Officer, at kimi.mojica@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-9460.


Davis Projects for Peace Award Winners

Peace Camp & Peace Center-Cambodia /Ana T. Villarreal
Writing Workshop-Cambodia/ Aaron Sorenson
Safe Water for a Safe World-India/ Ayse Ercumen
Sastimasa: Education for Liberation-Kosovo/Sina AkhavaOn

Microblogging for Peace-India/ Usree Bhattacharya

Healthy Ka Pamilya-Philippines/Jacqueline Barin
Outdoctrination-Ethiopia/Jason Atwood

Mobile Library for Peace-India/Aravind Unni
Empowering Citizens with Environmental Awareness-Sri Lanka
Lisa Fleming & Andrew Stokols

Finding Common Ground-Israel/Palestine/ Dana DePietro
Light from Below-Panama/Oscar Diaz & Nestor Moreno
Semillas del Futuro-Guatemala/Germán Macias & Catalina Saldivia

Clicking Together-India/Shiv Tandan & Hannah Yang

Recycle Up-Ghana/ Manuel Schulze & Torben Fischer
Revitalizing Learning Spaces for Children Affected by Haiyan
Alinaya Fabros



Solar Energy for Community School in Mozambique - Diana Quelhas (Mozambique) Samuel Fernandes (Australia)

Women’s Leadership Mentoring Camp in Rwanda - Patricie Uwase Mavubi (Rwanda)

2015 Davis Projects for Peace Winners



2016 Davis Projects for Peace Winners