Patricia H. Imbesi Fellowship

The Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellowship of Villanova University is offered each Spring semester to an outstanding scholar whose work has a contribution to make to the study of Augustine or of the Augustinian tradition. The university’s curriculum is shaped by an Augustinian vision, as articulated in the distinctive Augustinian themes that are on the Seal of the University: Veritas, Unitas, Caritas. That means that, as an Augustinian Catholic university founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine, Villanova promotes the study of Saint Augustine both within and beyond the university.

This academic commitment to the Augustinian tradition is evident: in the publication of the journal Augustinian Studies, a premier journal that appears twice a year; in many, varied curricular initiatives that enhance its Augustinian character of the university; in lectures, conferences, and seminars that bring Augustine into dialogue with today’s concerns; and in the Augustinian Institute that highlights the Augustinian mission of the university as part of the Office of Mission and Ministry.

Applicants for the Patricia H. Imbesi Fellowship are to submit a current curriculum vitae, a brief essay describing the research project to be pursued while at Villanova and a proposal for faculty/graduate student colloquia. Two letters of recommendation should also be submitted separately to the Augustinian Institute ( The application process will be completed on-line through the Villanova University Human Resources site (  [click on Faculty Positions]).

The semester stipend for a St. Augustine Fellow is $30,000. Medical benefits are provided by Villanova University. The Augustinian Institute rents a house for the semester – a benefit that is subject to federal tax law as imputed income to the Fellow.

All applications will be reviewed by a Selection Committee which will weigh the quality of the proposal as well as the merits of the proposed contributions.


Augustinian Institute
451 SAC Building
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave.
Villanova PA 19085

Phone: 610.519.4780
Fax: 610.519.6098

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