University Internal Research Programs

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Villanova University is committeed to providing faculty with the resources needed to develop their research. There are currently two internal awards available through the Office of Research Administration. Please visit these pages to get more information about these programs, including due dates, past recipients, and the latest call for proposals:

University Summer Grant Program

The University Summer Grant (USG) Program provides support to faculty to be engaged in research, scholarly activities, and creative artistic projects.  Overarching goals of the USG program are to foster the intellectual development of faculty and to facilitate faculty efforts to achieve national and international recognition in their scholarly field.

VERITAS Faculty Research Award

VERITAS Faculty Research Award supports scholarly research that takes inspiration from and/or reflects the values of Villanova University's Catholic and Augustinian heritage. The program is administered jointly by the Office of Research and Graduate Programs and the Office of Mission and Ministry.  The purpose of the program is to encourage faculty to bring to bear on their research a perspective that reflects Villanova's concern for religious values, the Catholic intellectual tradition, Catholic social thought, and/or the Augustinian heritage of encouraging dialogue between religious faith and contemporary life.

Among the examples of research projects that might find support would be issues of war and peace; issues of social justice; empirical investigations of the influence of religion on social, political, or economic behavior, or vice versa; the interaction between religion, science, and technology; government, business, or other private and public sector practices and policies that affect, or could be affected by, religious faith and practice; and the application of Catholic Social Thought to contemporary public policy issues.  These examples are meant only to be suggestive of the types of inquiries that can be pursued; others surely may be possible.

Faculty Research Award and Announcements

Faculty Research Award and Announcements

Contact Us

Office of Research and Graduate Programs
Tolentine Hall, Room 101
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Dr. Alfonso Ortega
Associate VP Research/Grad Prgrms
Phone: 610-519-7440

Dr. Robert Stokes
Assistant VP for Academic Affairs for On-Line Programs
Phone: (610) 519-4311

Dr. R. Kelman Wieder
Assistant VP
Research/Strategic Initiatives
Phone:  610-519-4856

Mary Lou Glenn
Senior Administrative Assistant
Phone: 610-519-5858

Research Administration Staff

Undergraduate Research Staff