Davis Projects for Peace

Harvard-Related Travel and Vaccination

As of December 2021, Harvard’s COVID travel policy states that students who are fully vaccinated and boosted by January 31, 2022, are able to travel both domestically and internationally (providing they adhere to all host-country requirements and to Harvard’s student international travel policies). Unvaccinated students may petition the University to travel both internationally and domestically for in-person internships.

All students are eligible for remote programs.

The Projects for Peace program is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2022. The projects judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000 each.

Eligibility: All current first-year, sophomore, juniors, and first-semester seniors are eligible.

Application Materials: 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).


How to Apply: Apply in CARAT by Friday, January 21, 2022, 11:59pm ET with the following materials:


  1. Project proposal (2 pages) and Budget (1 page): All written project proposals require a heading to include the following: Participating colleges/universities, project title (not to change once submitted), designated project leader name, remaining team member names and schools, date range of project execution, country where project will be performed. Proposals should have pre-approval of all parties and organizations involved in the project. (Download Form Templates
  2. REQUIRED for in-person projects INSIDE the U.S. only: Complete and submit the following forms with your CARAT application:
    1. Sign and submit domestic travel waiver and release form - ALL FIELDS MUST BE FILLED OUT. 
    2. Sign and submit COVID-19 vaccination attestation form - ALL FIELDS MUST BE FILLED OUT.
  3. REQUIRED for in-person projects OUTSIDE the U.S. only: Complete ALL pre-departure requirements and submit forms to respective offices (some will be submitted online). Upload forms marked with an asterisk (*) with your CARAT application:
    1. Read Harvard COVID-19 travel policy
    2. Read Harvard College International travel policy
    3. Identify your destination's travel risk rating - students may not travel to countries or regions within countries where the risk rating is "high"
    4. Register your itinerary with International SOS - tentative dates and location (city, country) are sufficient prior to booking flight and lodging. You must update your itinerary with final flight and lodging information
    5. *Sign and submit travel waiver and release form* - include this with your CARAT application. PLEASE NOTE: Submit either the "College Students - Research of Study" or "College Students - Research or Study in Elevated Risk Destinations." ALL FIELDS MUST BE FILLED OUT.
    6. *Sign and submit COVID-19 vaccination attestation form* - include this with your CARAT application
    7. Watch the GSS Online Pre-departure Orientation
    8. Schedule an in-person orientation - OCS requires this for all in-person projects outside the U.S.
    9. Submit online travel safety questionnaire - OCS requires this for all in-person projects outside the U.S.
    10. Schedule a consultation with Global Support Services - OCS requires this for all in-person projects outside the U.S.
  4. If you are funded, submit the Harvard College Health Clearance packet. PLEASE NOTE: Health clearance packet must be delivered to Harvard University Health Services directly. Do not submit to OCS and do not upload with your application


Questions: Email the OCS Summer Funding Office at ocs_summerfunding@fas.harvard.edu.

This application process is coordinated by the Office of Career Services in collaboration with the Davis UWC Scholars Office. Communication between students writing proposals for this program and the Davis UWC Scholars office is prohibited.

Learn more: https://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/