RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP

Research and scholarship are at the heart of the University’s intellectual community. Villanova’s distinguished scholars—faculty, students and professional staff—are committed to the collaborative pursuit of knowledge and the application of our discoveries to better our communities and the human condition.

Scholarship and teaching are equally valued at Villanova, and their interconnection enriches the academic environment for both faculty and students. Our faculty embrace creative learning opportunities in the classroom and in laboratories, engaging undergraduate and graduate students as true partners in the research and creative process.

VILLANOVA INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP


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The Villanova Institute for Research and Scholarship promotes a vital research culture at Villanova through programs, resources and applied research projects that empower faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students in the pursuit of their scholarly aspirations.

The Institute is committed to inclusive support for Villanova's scholars and their varied forms, methods and traditions of inquiry. It advances substantive, multidisciplinary engagement across the University’s colleges, departments and centers.

CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND FELLOWSHIPS


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The Center for Research and Fellowships connects Villanovans to programs of research and scholarship on campus and around the world. 

This center supports Villanovans at all levels—undergraduate, graduate, alumni, faculty and staff—to enhance their career trajectories through mentoring, student research funding and assistance in winning nationally competitive awards and fellowships.

NSF ADVANCE GRANT


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Villanova was awarded a $3 million, five-year National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant in 2018 to fund a project that will encourage and support the advancement of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields. 

This grant established VISIBLE—the Villanova Initiative to Support Inclusiveness and Build Leaders—an interdisciplinary, cross-college team that is working to advance intersectional gender equity at the University.

FAST FACTS

 

8

NSF CAREER GRANT RECIPIENTS SINCE 2017

 

86

FULBRIGHT STUDENT AWARD RECIPIENTS SINCE 2016

 

$17.5M

INTERNAL FUNDING FOR FACULTY AND STUDENT RESEARCH IN 2019-20

SCHOLARS IN ACTION

RESEARCH AT VILLANOVA