About Us

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Welcome to the Center for Research and Fellowships (CRF).

Our Mission Statement: CRF is a results-oriented team of professionals that supports Villanovans at all levels—undergraduate, graduate, alumni, and faculty—to enhance their career trajectories through mentoring, research funding, and assistance in winning competitive awards.

National Scholarships & Fellowships: Villanova has a very strong record in competitions for national scholarships and fellowships. For example, we have been a Fulbright Top-Producing Institution every year for the last 10 years in a row. Overall, since 2012, 705 Villanova students have applied for national awards. Of those, 244 advanced to finalist status and 152 won awards. In terms of wins per student, Villanova outpaces almost every other national university.

Student Research: We help undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni find, strategize, and apply for funding to do research. We also have several CRF programs that provide funding for undergraduates to do research and present the results of their findings.

Presidential Scholars Program: We provide mentorship and guidance to Presidential Scholars starting before they come to campus and continuing after they graduate.

Contact Information

Center for Research and Fellowships
Garey Hall 38
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
crf@villanova.edu
610-519-8803

Dr. Michael T. Westrate
Director
michael.westrate@villanova.edu
610-519-5928

Catherine Stecyk
Associate Director
catherine.stecyk@villanova.edu
610-519-8766

Chelsea Benincasa
Program Coordinator
chelsea.benincasa@villanova.edu
610-519-5935