Middlebury

 

Eligibility

All Middlebury students are eligible to apply (including seniors who would complete their projects after graduation) as either individuals or groups.

Timeline

Fall Term:

  • Details of schools' participation finalized
  • Promotion on campus by school officials
  • Creation of selection processes and appointment of evaluation committees on campuses

Winter Term:

  • Mid-January - Student proposals submitted

Spring Term:

  • Mid-February - Recommended proposals submitted by campus officials to Davis UWC Scholars office
  • Mid-March - Winning proposals announced by Davis UWC Scholars office

Summer and following Fall:

  • Projects completed during summer
  • Mid-September - Final reports due to Davis UWC Scholars office

Proposal

To be considered, a student (or group of students) must prepare a written statement which describes the project (who, what, where, how) including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact (not to exceed two pages) as well as a budget (one separate page). Proposals should include pre-approval of all involved parties and organizations involved in the project.

A successful proposal for Middlebury students will require you to consider and articulate the following in your proposals:

  • What differentiates you from others who may be applying for this grant in terms of your skills and talents?
  • How will you translate those skills and talents into a project related to world peace?
  • How will you draw on the expertise of faculty, staff, and your fellow students here at Middlebury, as well as on networks of relevant people off-campus, including alumni, to develop a project that is both practical and can be implemented within the budget of $10,000?

The two-page proposal and one-page budget should be submitted electronically to:

Elizabeth Robinson
Director of the Project on Creativity and Innovation in the Liberal Arts:
elizabet@middlebury.edu
Subject line should read "Davis Peace Project Application"

Financial Considerations

The College will waive the minimum student contribution for financial aid for the following academic year for students with winning applications, as well as provide a $1,000 stipend to each student (with a $3,000 maximum per project) to offset lost summer wages.

Final Report

Each funded project must submit a final report to the Davis UWC Scholars office in September of the year they receive the grant. The final report is to be limited to two pages of narrative using the final report form posted on the Davis Projects for Peace website. It also includes a separate one-page accounting of the funds expended. Students have the option of including up to 3 digital photos, attaching them to the end of their two-page final report. Final reports are submitted on disk to the Davis UWC office by the authorized campus contact. Reports will be posted on the program's website for all to see and learn from.