Office of Research Administration

Villanova University supports and encourages its faculty to engage in research and sponsored programs endeavors. It further recognizes its responsibility to two principles, the creation of new knowledge and the communication of existing knowledge to its students and to society.

The Villanova University Office of Research Administration (ORA) exists to serve and assist research investigators in seeking the necessary resources and in managing their use in accordance with the objectives of the University and of external sponsors.

News and Announcements

  • 4/20/15: Effective on this date, two complete copies any new IRB protocols will be submitted to ORA by hand or through campus mail. Link
  • 4/9/15: The new IDC and Fringe Rate Agreement is available in our Forms section.
  • 4/7/15: The email address on the FCOI forms has been corrected to
  • 4/1/15: The new Indirect Cost Rate has been posted in the Fact Sheet.
  • 4/1/15: The tuition award policy has been updated. Please see our Tuition Award page.
  • 4/1/15: Journal Entries on grants will now be done through the Controller's Office JE form.
  • 3/31/15: The Internal Transmittal Form errors should be resolved.
  • The Financial Conflict of Interest policy and forms are live on the Policy page.
  • New ORA Policy page! Policies will be posted there as they become available.
  • Training: Please see our Training webpage for complete details.
    To access the CITI program, please log in here: To register for the first time through Villanova, enter “Villanova University” in the “Select Your Organization Affiliation” box.  Follow the subsequent prompts to set yourself up as a learner.  Please see complete instructions here.
  • Please welcome our new Director, Susan K. Stearsman!
  • The New ORA Transmittal form is LIVE! Now allowing digital signatures, it also has an attached set of directions. Please send comments or proposed changes to
  • Graduate Student Stipend starting 9/1/14: $1,672/month
  • Hiring Temporary Employees - If you are hiring a student after graduation, please see our updated FAQ.

Quick Links

VU Fact Sheet - Information required by sponsors, including ID codes, pay rates and other critical info.

ORA Frequently Asked Questions

The Quick Guide to Submitting Your Proposal

Proposal Internal Transmittal Form

Effort Report for Faculty or Grad Students

Student Time Sheet & Student Timesheet Schedule

Annual Time/Effort Summary Certification Form

Journal Entry/Cost Transfer Form for Grants: All requests for transfers of charges to ORA will now go through the Controller's Office electronic form. 

Contact Information

Office of Research Administration
Middleton Hall Rm 1st
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Susan K. Stearsman
Director, Office of Research Administration

Will Caverly
Research Information Officer