How does a student (or group of students) make a proposal?
To be considered, a student (or group of students) must include the following
- A written statement (not to exceed two pages)
- describing the project's goals and plans (who, what, where, how)
- including expected outcomes and prospects for future impact
- considering the following questions
What experiences have motivated you to pursue this peace proposal? What is your definition of peace?
What academic and outside of the classroom Macalester experiences have prepared you for this project?
How do you intend to share your work with the Macalester campus after your project is completed?
- describing your current and/or past relationship with the community partners you will be working with
- A detailed budget (one page)
- A written letter of pre-approval and support from all involved parties and organizations involved in the project (such as community partners). The writer can submit these electronically to Karin Trail-Johnson and cc: Christy Heal. (Indicate "Davis Projects for Peace - Your Lastname" in the subject line.)
- A resume
- A letter of reference from someone who can comment on your preparation. Ideally a Macalester staff/faculty member who has agreed to serve as your advisor. The writer can submit these electronically to Karin Trail-Johnson and cc: Christy Heal. (Indicate "Davis Projects for Peace - Your Lastname" in the subject line.)
The proposal should be submitted electronically by 8 a.m. January 15, 2014, Karin Trail-Johnson and cc: Christy Heal. (Indicate "Davis Projects for Peace - Your Lastname" in the subject line.) Students with queries may direct them to Karin Trail-Johnson, as communication between students writing proposals and the Davis UWC Scholars Office is prohibited. Before submitting a proposal, students are strongly encouraged to set up a meeting with Karin to discuss their idea and to let her know that you will be submitting an application.
Please note: Macalester College does not allow students to participate in a college sponsored initiative in countries or areas within countries that are under a State Department Travel Warning.
See http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/tw/tw_1764.html for a current list.
How are these proposals submitted and judged?
A Macalester selection committee will review all proposals, conduct interviews with finalists and submit the top two qualified applications to Davis UWC Scholars Office. Projects will be evaluated on innovation, feasibility, potential for a lasting community impact and preparation of the student(s). Final review and approval of all recommended proposals from individual campuses rests solely with the office of the Davis UWC Scholars Program, which will then forward the appropriate grant funds to each school with winning project(s).
What is required for each project's final report?
Each funded project must submit a final report to the Davis UWC Scholars office by September 16, 2014. The final report is to be limited to two pages of narrative using the final report form for 2013 posted on the website. It also includes a separate one-page accounting of the funds expended. Students have the option of including up to three 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 Karin Trail-Johnson. Reports will be posted on the program’s website for all to see and learn from.