For many years now, the Department of Chemistry has been able to support a number of students with Summer Research Fellowships. Funding for the fellowships usually comes from the generous contributions from local industries and from faculty research grants, with the University providing substantial awards of room and board. The result is a superior research experience for students and faculty alike!
It is possible to obtain credit for industrial chemistry experience through the internship program. Juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.0 can apply for the program through the internship office (610-519-4661). The internship can either be part-time or full-time. International studies can also be achieved through Villanova University or with one of many schools with whom we have special arrangements (see page 10 of the University Catalog). Students need to apply in their sophomore or junior year and have at least a GPA of 2.75. Students can also go to summer school in a foreign country. Dr. Thomas Ricks is the director of the program (610-519-6412).
Villanova University Chemistry Summer Research Program
In its recent history, the Chemistry Department has been able to support a number of students with Summer Research Fellowships. Funding for the fellowships comes from donations from local industries, and from faculty research grants. We will continue this program in Summers as funds permit.
The Summer Research fellowship will provide a stipend of at least $2500 to work for nine weeks doing research with a Villanova Chemistry faculty member. Room and board will be included if desired. Details regarding housing will be communicated when they become available.
If you are a Chemistry major in good standing, you should first decide on an area of interest (Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, or Physical Chemistry). Next, you should interview the faculty in that area to find a research mentor. Next, you must complete the form attached to this description. Your research mentor can help you with the statement of proposed research.
Submit the completed application to Nancy Proud in the Chemistry Office by 4:30 PM on MARCH 31. Please do not procrastinate! Award announcements will be made by April 20. Application forms will be available after spring break. Please check back for the updated forms.