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With an intentional focus of inclusion, we are targeting efforts and funding to provide global opportunities to diverse and underrepresented students and scholars. Consistent with our Augustinian Catholic mission, making sure those most in need are not excluded from the ability to differentiate themselves through transformative international experiences. 

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The Moran Center for Global Leadership is pleased to announce a program for the support of faculty and staff committed to integrating global business perspectives into their research, teaching and outreach through international experience. Grants are limited to $1000 except in cases where faculty or staff are engaged in activities related to categories 4 and 5 below. For those activities, awards can be granted up to $2500. The Center is prepared to provide funding on a competitive basis for the following activities:

  1. Attendance at foreign language institutes/language emersion programs.
  2. Participation in professional international business (IB) conferences even if not presenting a paper. These may include faculty development in IB programs such as those offered by numerous Centers for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).
  3. Auxiliary faculty and staff travel support for presenting a paper at an IB conference.
  4. Center sanctioned foreign IB travel (e.g. developing new/modifying existing foreign academic programs, establishing academic contacts, etc.).
  5. Expenses associated with establishing a foreign partnership with approval from the Moran Center for Global Leadership/VSB.

The Moran Center for Global Leadership funding policies:

  1. A short proposal must be submitted outlining the activity, amount requested and use.
  2. The center will consider other funding proposals on a case-by-case basis.
  3. Faculty and staff may submit funding proposals totaling $1000 during any academic year except in relation to activities under category 4 or 5 above, in which case total awards may be made up to $2500.
  4. All award recipients will be required to submit a request for payment via Concur, including a short description of the activity and all receipts, within 30 days of completion of travel.
  5. If a faculty or staff member requests funding to attend a conference to present a paper, they must have:
    a.  Exhausted the departmental travel allowance AND
    b.  The conference must have a recognized professional affiliation or sponsorship

All full-time faculty and staff may submit a proposal to Kim Cahill and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The Center is pleased to announce the Freeman Foundation Scholarship awards of $5,000 to Villanova students who plan to study abroad and complete an internship in Asia.

Eligibility Requirements & Preferences:

  • US Citizenship or Permanent Residency required; International students may be funded if they not interning in their home country
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Overall 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Locations must be in East or Southeast Asia and include an internship component

For more details, contact Kim Cahill | Apply

The Center awards several Rammrath Scholarships to VSB students who plan to study or intern abroad. This program is open for applications at the beginning of each semester with preannounced deadlines of October 15th and April 15th for study-abroad participation the following semester.

Eligibility Requirements & Preferences:

  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Overall 3.0 or higher grade point average
  • Strong preference that the language of study abroad country is not English

For more details, contact Kim Cahill | Apply

The Moran Center for Global Leadership is pleased to announce that at least two $2,500 Rammrath Scholarships will be awarded to VSB international students for the coming academic year. The application deadline is April 15th.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Demonstrated financial need;
  • Overall 3.0 or higher-grade point average; and
  • Foreign student visa holder.

For more information, please contact, Kim Cahill | Apply

The center awards several $1,000 Rammrath Scholarships to MBA students participating in a VSB-sponsored international program each year.

Qualified MBA International Programs Include elective immersions and the Global Practicum Capstone. Fast Track students are not eligible for this scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • No employer funding support
  • No previous participation in an international program
  • Satisfactory academic progress in the program

The application deadline for summer programs is April 1st. The application deadline for winter-break programs and the spring-term Global Practicum Capstone is October 1st.

For more information, please contact Kim Cahill | Apply

This is a university-wide program that annually awards up to two $5,000 fellowships for undergraduate student involvement in non-traditional global study and experience. These fellowship awards are intended to support compelling, unique, and potentially transformative experiences outside of the United States, preferably involving business or other organizations. There is a strong preference for destinations in the developing and emerging regions of the world. These fellowships are not intended to support internships for academic credit or Villanova sponsored mission or service trips.

To qualify for one of these fellowships, students must provide a letter of recommendation from a professor or staff member. For more information, contact the Moran Center for Global Leadership Director, Kim Cahill. The application deadline is March 1.

The Moran Center for Global Leadership awards scholarships to VSB students who will participate in an international service trip during semester break or over the summer. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and should only be submitted after participation in the program is confirmed.


  • Preference will be given to students demonstrating greatest financial need
  • All applicants must be admitted to the program and have a 3.0 GPA
  • Grants are awarded only once to an individual student during their time at Villanova
  • A 1,000-word reflection paper about your experience will be due within two weeks of your return to the University. The paper is in the spirit of St. Augustine asking you to write about how the trip affected your mind and your heart.
  • Students will agree to “pay it forward” and pledge to provide a check to the Moran Center for Global Leadership International Service Scholarship within three years after graduation in the amount of their award. (Students will be asked to sign a promissory note but may defer the gift in cases of financial hardship.)


Those interested in applying for a scholarship must respond to the following questions:

  1. What is the name of your faculty advisor, location, travel dates, and a breakdown of the full cost of the program?
  2. How much funding are you requesting?
  3. What other grants or scholarships have you applied for?
  4. Please describe the work you will be doing.
  5. Please describe who will benefit from your work.
  6. Explain how international service will enhance your academic and professional goals.
  7. Briefly describe why you are interested in sponsoring a future scholar in this program and the estimated timeframe for when you would be able to contribute to this program.

Please place your name, banner ID, email and phone number at the top of your responses and email the scholarship application and your resume to Kim Cahill.

The Elenore and Robert F. Moran Sr. Center for Global Leadership (MCGL)
Villanova School of Business
Villanova, PA 19085
Tel: (610) 519-4395

Michelle Casario, PhD
Faculty Director

Kim Cahill

Gloria Angel
Assistant Director

Sharon Ballard
Program Coordinator


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