Middlebury is pleased to be a participating member of Projects for Peace, a program that honors Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a noted philanthropist who was interested in finding new ways to advance world peace.


In 2008, Mrs. Davis chose to celebrate her centennial birthday by committing $1 million dollars to fund “100 Projects for Peace.” Undergraduate students at more than 90 college campuses across the United States, including Middlebury students, are eligible to design and submit proposals that address the goal of improving the prospects for peace in the 21st century.

The top submissions from the participating campuses, including at least one from Middlebury, will receive $10,000 in funding to initiate projects anywhere in the world during the summer of that year.

Information Sessions

For the 2022-2023 application cycle, Innovation Hub staff will hold information sessions to give an overview of the program and application details:

October 11, 2022 (4:00-5:00pm) @ 132 Blinn Lane

October 27, 2022 (12:30-1:15pm)  @ 132 Blinn Lane 

November 9, 2022  (7:00-8:00pm) Virtual (Register here to receive Zoom link)

Attendance at an information session or advising appointment is strongly recommended. Additional appointments are available by request; please email danaa@middlebury.edu.


Each year, the selection committee presents two projects to the Projects for Peace headquarters, one of which is guaranteed funding.

Middlebury aligns with the belief that “the values that these projects represents touches on what are amongst the most important ones a liberal arts education can impart to its students—clear analytical thinking, excellent communications, self-confidence, creativity, and initiative.”

Submit a Proposal

We invite passionate undergraduate students from all academic backgrounds to consider ways in which their unique experiences and perspectives might inspire a world peace project.

Proposals the 2022-23 academic year are due January 8, 2023 by 11:59pm. Please check back for a link to the application form. 

See more information about applying, including the proposal guidelines. 


See answers to frequently asked questions

You may direct further questions to Dana Anderson (danaa@middlebury.edu), Associate Director of Creativity & Innovation at the Innovation Hub. 


Innovation Hub
132 Blinn Lane
Middlebury, VT 05753