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Davis and Earlham Peace Projects

Each year two Earlham students/groups are awarded a $10,000 prize to pursue a "Peace Project" during the summer months. Students have worked near and far, on issues of structural inquealities, inclusion, and areas of conflict, from Brazil, to India, to right here in Richmond, Indiana. Here are some recent projects:


Peace for Young Adult North Koreans in South Korea, 2018 Davis Prize Recipients

Gyeongeun -lee -and -hyeonji -kimIn a project that touches on current issues, Davis Prize recipients, Gyeongeun Lee '20 (right) and Hyeonji Kim '21 (right), undertook a project working with young adult North Korean refugees in South Korea. They identified a need for cultural exposure and integration and designed and implemented a series of workshops, outings, reflections, and discussions though a local university on issues of belonging. Read More →


STEM Gender Equality in Nepal and Richmond, 2018 Earlham Prize Recipients

Megan -bennett -anmol -lamichhaneMegan Bennet '20 (left) and Anmol Lamichane '18 (left) spent the summer of 2018 addressing some of the reasons young women and girls are so poorly represented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields and classes in Richmond, Indiana and Nepal. They worked with partners in a 'local/global' project they called "Building Global Female STEM Communities in Indiana and Nepal," drawing on their own home communities. Read More →



Here are some past recipients of the Davis and Earlham Peace Projects:

  • 2017 Davis Prize recipient, Peniel Ibe '17 carried out her project "Young Mothers 4 Peace" in Monrovia Liberia, focusing on income generating skills development with a local partner. 
  • 2017 EC Prize recipient, Daniel Kibet '19 project builds a sanitary facility at a primary school in Kapng'etik village in rural werstern Kenya to promote peaceful coexistence between community members and the local school. He received a glowing letter updating him, and us, about the results of the project on the community this year!
  • 2016 Davis Prize recipient, Sonia Kabra '16 developed a project, "Sisterhood Peace Project," to address gender inequality in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education through grassroot initiative in Jalgaon, India. Read More →
  • 2016 EC Prize recipients, Ananda Mishra '18 and Maniz Shrestha's '19 project entitled, "Wireless Education and Women's Empowerment for Rebuilding Bhimtar" aimed to establish a Ceter for E-Lerning (CEL) with computers, books, and an E-Library system at a local secondary school in Bhimtar, Nepal. Read More →

Any current Earlham student is eligible to apply for the Davis or Earlham Peace Projects. The application process begins in the Fall Semester of the academic year, with results given in mid Spring Semester. The selection committee may choose to 1 or 2 projects to award. Students will complete their projects during the summer months.

If you are interested in applying or want to learn more about the Davis and Earlham Peace Projects, please contact Jonathan Diskin,

For more general background on Davis Projects for Peace, including a FAQ and examples of projects from prior years, see


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