Funding Opportunities Around Campus

Graduate Assistantships and tuition scholarships may be available occasionally (contingent on available funds) in the following university offices. Please see the list below to determine the eligibility criteria and to whom you should address your application in each department. Spaces are competitive and limited. If you are being considered for a position, you will be contacted directly by the office listed after you apply for a position.

Eligibility:

Must be admitted to a Graduate Arts and Sciences degree program. Students with an interest in the GWS certificate program will be given special consideration.  Candidates should also have demonstrable administrative skills, including knowledge of programs like Word and Pagemaker, and the interest and ability to work on the program’s web page, the GWS blog and all social media.

Deadline to Apply:

March 1, 2016

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year:

 1 Full Assistantship every two years. Next opening in Fall 2016.

Work hours per week:

 20

How to Apply:

Students must submit to the Gender and Women’s Studies Assistantship Selection Committee copies of all materials submitted to Graduate Studies and to the individual department or program. In addition, applicants must submit an application, résumé; a letter of recommendation written by someone knowledgeable about the applicant’s interest in Gender and Women’s Studies; and a single-spaced one page essay (c. 500 words) discussing the intellectual, spiritual, social, and political dimensions of the applicant's commitment to Gender and Women’s Studies.

Interview Required

 Yes

Whom to Contact

Dr. Lisa Sewell and Dr. Timothy McCall

Other Please click here for a detailed description of this position.

Eligibility:

 Must be admitted to a Graduate degree program.

Deadline to Apply:

 January 31, 2016

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year:

2 Full Assistantships available for 2016-17

Work hours per week:

 20

How to Apply:

 Contact the Director of the Honors Program

Interview Required

 Yes

Whom to Contact

 Barbara Romano, Coordinator 

Eligibility

Must be admitted to a Villanova Graduate degree program. Career Interest and background in student services in Higher Education preferred.

Deadline to Apply

Next available for Fall 2017. Applications to be reviewed in early 2017.

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year

1 Full Assistantship for 2 years 

Work hours per week

20

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter and list of 3 references to learning.support.services@villanova.edu 

Interview Required

Yes

Whom to Contact

Dr. Nancy Mott

Eligibility:

  1. Graduate Professional Traineeship in Research Compliance
    1. Assist the Associate Director, Research Compliance in operations of the university's major research compliance initiatives.
    2. Tasks include:
      1. Review and complete regulatory documentation and records.
      2. Coordinate regulatory meetings.
      3. Facilitate institutional review of research activity.
      4. Serve as office contact for electronic systems-related assistance.
    3. Work experience required.
    4. Strong administrative and writing skills required.  Confidentiality agreement required.
  2. Graduate Professional Traineeship in Grants and Contracts Administration
    1. Assists the Associate Director, Grants and Contracts in operations of the university's research portfolio.
    2. Tasks include:
      1. Review and complete regulatory documentation and records.
      2. Facilitate institutional review of research activity.
      3. Serve as office contract for electronic systems-related assistance.
      4. Other administrative duties as assigned.
    3. Work experienced required.
    4. Strong administrative and spread-sheeting skills required.  Confidentiality agreement required.
  3. Graduate Professional Traineeship in Research Policy
    1. Assists the Director, Research Administration in drafting policy related to sponsored research.
    2. Tasks include:
      1. Research regulatory requirements.
      2. Benchmark peer institutional policies.
      3. Draft policy documents.
      4. Draft related procedures.
      5. Other administrative duties assigned.
    3. Work experience required.
    4. Strong research and writing skills required.  Confidentiality agreement required.
  4. Graduate Professional Traineeship in Enterprise Systems Support
    1. Assists the Director, Research Administration in providing information systems support to the Villanova research community.
    2. Tasks include:
      1. Develop understanding of proposal and award processes.
      2. Develop understanding of Cayuse, Villanova's research administration system, and other systems as assigned.
      3. Serve as Help Desk contact for research community
      4. Track Frequently Asked Questions and other Help Desk responses.
      5. Other administrative duties as assigned.
    3. Work experienced required.
    4. Strong technology skills required.  Ability to communicate difficult concepts effectively required.

Deadline to Apply:

12/1/15 (Deadline Passed) All positions currently filled

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year:

4 Full Assistantships

Work hours per week:

 20

How to Apply:

n/a - all positions filled currently

Interview Required

 Yes

Whom to Contact

 

 

Eligibility:

Must be admitted to a full-time Graduate degree program at Villanova University.  Law students are not eligible.  Student organization leadership experience strongly preferred. Must have 2 year commitment for this position.

Deadline to Apply:

March 1. Applications will be accepted starting January 15 and position will be filled on a rolling basis.

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year:

One Student Involvement Graduate Assistants positions works directly with student advising and programming. The assistantship includes stipend.  Position begins on or around August 1.

Work hours per week:

Must be willing to work flexible hours including nights and weekends. 20 hours per week.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to JJ Brown, Director, Office of Student Involvement.

Interview Required

Yes

Whom to Contact

JJ Brown, Director, Office of Student Involvement

Eligibility

Must be admitted to a Graduate Arts and Sciences degree program. Experience managing data, using technology to produce reports, spreadsheets, etc. preferred. Customer-service experience is also preferred. Must have excellent communication skills.

Deadline to Apply

February 20

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year

1 Full Assistantship for 2016-17 anticipated

Work hours per week

20

How to Apply

Email resume to Susan Jacobs. Your email message must contain your department name and the semester you will begin classes.

Interview Required

Yes

Whom to Contact

Susan Jacobs

Eligibility:

See specific web page listed below

Deadline to Apply:

March 13-16, 2015

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year:

For the Fall 2015-2016 year, we have five available.

Work hours per week:

20

How to Apply:

For more information, please see this page: Multicultural Affairs Graduate Assistantship Information

Interview Required

Yes

Whom to Contact

Mrs. Charisma Presley-Dougherty

Eligibility:

Must be admitted to a full time Graduate degree program.  Law students are not eligible.  Minimum one year of Resident Assistant experience strongly preferred.

Deadline to Apply:

March 1.  Applications will be accepted starting January 15 and positions will be filled on a rolling basis.

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year:

6 Graduate Resident Director positions; all are full assistantships and include on-campus residency, meal plan, and stipend.  Position begins on or around August 1.

Work hours per week:

20

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to sarah.piff@villanova.edu.  For more information, please visit this page:  Graduate Resident Director Information

Interview Required

Yes

Whom to Contact

Sarah Piff, Assistant Director for Staff Training

Additional Info

Please obtain position description for additional details and position requirements. 

Eligibility

Must be admitted to a Graduate Arts and Sciences degree program. Experience with pedagogy of Service Learning and or volunteerism in Leadership in Higher Education is helpful.

Deadline to Apply

April 15

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year

1 Tuition Assistantship available for 2014-15

Work hours per week

 7 for TA

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter and the name of one reference to: noreen.cameron@villanova.edu

Interview Required

Yes

Whom to Contact

Noreen Cameron 610-5193251 or Mary Aiello 610-519-4602

Additional Info

For more information about the Sophomore Service Learning Community please visit this page: Sophomore Service Learning Community

Eligibility

Must be admitted to a Graduate Arts and Sciences degree program. Students with proficiency in French will be given special consideration.

Deadline to Apply

April 1, 2016

Number of Available Assistantships per Academic Year

1 Tuition Assistantship available for 2016-2018

Work hours per week

 7  

How to Apply

Students must submit to the journal editor copies of all materials submitted to Graduate Studies and to the individual department or program. In addition, applicants must submit a résumé and a writing sample in English (and one in French if possible).

Interview Required

Yes

Whom to Contact

Dr. Seth Whidden