SLU Projects for Peace


SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING COVID-19 CONSIDERATIONS: At this time, the Davis Projects for Peace Program is offering the 2022 grant competition for projects to be implemented during the summer of 2022.

WHO CAN APPLY: ALL SLU STUDENTS, including seniors, are eligible to submit proposals to the 2022 Davis Projects for Peace (PFP) Program, which provides $10,000 grants for “grassroots” projects to promote peace and address the root causes of conflict. Project can be located in the US or anywhere around the world, but must be implemented during the summer of 2022. Awardees must also submit a report in mid-September.

WHAT CAN BE INCLUDED: Previous projects have covered a wide range of activities, including building a school in Nepal, renovating a clinic in Timor-Leste, operating a children's summer camp in Turkey, establishing a liberal arts program at a library in rural China, and launching a microenterprise sewing program for young women in Burundi. Eligible project costs include student travel, living expenses, renovation costs, supplies, and contractors (e.g., construction). Stipends for student applicants are not eligible costs.

HOW TO APPLY: Proposals must be emailed to Carol Smith in the Campus Grants Office by Friday, January 28, 2022, and should consist of two pages outlining the project (need/goals/activities/timeline/outcomes), and a one-page budget. Besides the page limit, there is no required format, but we are happy to provide a template if desired (email

PROPOSAL SELECTION: The SLU PFP Committee will review proposals and select two projects to submit to the Davis PFP Program. The winning SLU proposal will be funded at $10,000, and the alternate proposal will be considered by the Davis Projects for Peace Program. Final awards will be announced during the spring semester.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: It is strongly recommended that interested students consult with SLU PFP Committee members to discuss project ideas and visit the Davis PFP website to see examples of previous successful proposals.

The 2022 St. Lawrence Davis Projects for Peace Committee: