Scholarly research is the process of inquiry that leads to the discovery of new knowledge.  Research by our distinguished scholars, be they faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, or professional research staff, is at the heart of Villanova’s scholarly culture, a culture that is a fundamental part of our community of learners.

The Associate Vice Provost for Research oversees:

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Student Research Opportunities

The following programs offer support for student research and scholarship:


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Research Administration

The Research Administration Offices offer support for the processing and managing of research proposals and grants.

  • Cayuse (web-based research administration system)


Research In Action

Learn more about Amber Shelton and her oncology research.  

Learn more about Villanova's EOD robot work.

Proposal Prep for External Funding

We have developed a number of materials to aid you in proposal preparation for external funding, available on a Villanova Sharepoint site.

Please contact Associate Vice Provost for Research for access.

Associate Vice Provost for Research

Tolentine Hall, Room 103
Office hours are available to all faculty, staff, and students. Please contact AVPR Grannas to schedule time to meet.

Office of the Provost

Tolentine Hall, Room 103
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4525
Fax: 610.519.6200

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