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 application cycle, there will be 2 information sessions during which the Innovation Hub staff will give an overview of the program and application details:

Session 1: Friday, November 5th, 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST at the Innovation Hub (132 Blinn Lane)

Session 2: Monday, November 15th, 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST (Virtual)

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


Each year, the selection committee presents two projects to the Davis foundation, 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 2021-22 academic year are due on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Please submit proposals here

See more information about applying, including the proposal guidelines. 


See answers to frequently asked questions

You may direct further questions to Ben Yamron (byamron@middlebury.edu), Creativity & Innovation Associate at the Innovation Hub. 


Innovation Hub
132 Blinn Lane
Middlebury, VT 05753