CRF Summer Housing Award

As a part of its efforts to support undergraduate research and scholarship, Villanova University reserves a limited number of dormitory rooms for summer on-campus housing for a limited number of undergraduate students engaged in full-time research under the mentorship of a faculty member. CRF-sponsored support for summer housing comes from the Provost, grants and contracts to faculty, and other sources. Given the diverse nature of requests for summer housing and demand for summer housing, CRF is able to offer a limited number of summer housing slots to undergraduate researchers. VURF grantees are guaranteed on-campus summer housing.  

The CRF-Sponsored Summer Housing Program

For 2018, summer housing for undergraduate research students will be from May 29through August 1; the program includes a meal plan of 10 meals per week. Students are responsible for all meals other than those associated with this program. Throughout the summer, a program of social and intellectual activities will be organized for all Villanova undergraduate researchers.

Eligibility and Expectations

To be considered for CRF-Sponsored Summer Housing, an undergraduate student must be involved in independent study/research/scholarship and receiving a stipend to support their activity. The undergraduate student commits to working full-time on their research during the period of summer housing; the student may not have outside employment. The faculty mentor commits to providing an appropriate level of supervision throughout the summer. All supported students are expected to present the results of their summer research/scholarship in a fall undergraduate research fair.  Summer housing is not intended for part-time or full-time employees hired to support faculty research/scholarship activities.

Students must first apply through CRF in order to be considered for CRF-Sponsored Summer Housing, and then, if awarded CRF sponsorship, apply through Residence Life if selected for CRF-sponsored housing. 

The CRF Summer Housing Award Application will be live in late March 2018. 

Important Dates

CRF-Sponsored Summer Housing Deadline: April 13, 2018 [application opens in late March 2018]

Summer Housing Dates:  TBD by Residence Life



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Contact Information

Center for Research and Fellowships
Garey Hall 38
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Fax: 610-519-6623

Dr. Michael T. Westrate
Director, Center for Research and Fellowships & Presidential Scholars Program

Catherine M. Stecyk
Associate Director, Center for Research and Fellowships

John J. Shanley
Assistant Director, Center for Research and Fellowships

Chelsea T. Benincasa
Program Coordinator, Center for Research and Fellowships & Presidential Scholars Program