Resources and Opportunities

The Department of Chemistry offers students opportunities to participate in research using modern equipment. This includes funded opportunities during the summer.  Students are also given access to world class chemical databases and programs.  We encourage all or students to take advantage of these oppurtunities while at Villanova University.

Call for Proposals--2019 Chemistry Summer Undergraduate Research (SUGR) Fellowships due March 1.

It is assumed that the applications will be submitted with the approval of a specific faculty mentor.  Awards will be announced in mid-March.

Thanks to the Dr. Ronald Magolda Undergraduate Research Fund, the James J. and Ann M. O’Malley Fund for Undergraduate Research, and Anthony J. and Heand Johns Silvestri, several competitive scholarships are also available, that include the potential for additional funding. Prior research experience is required for both the Magolda and Silvestri awards, while the O’Malley award is for first time researchers or those with little research experience. To be considered for one of these competitive fellowships, the applicant needs to provide an additional brief statement (maximum of 250 words) describing career objectives and the impact of receiving one of these fellowships on the student’s career goals.  That essay is included as part of the application.

Also apply for summer housing.

Please contact either Dr. Paul ( or Dr. Casillas ( if you have further questions. 


The Center for Research & Fellowships announces the 2019 call for proposals for the Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellows (VURF) Program. Undergraduates may apply for funding to undertake a scholarly research project with a Faculty Sponsor. Research projects are conducted during the summer and students funded by the program will receive a stipend of $3,500 for their summer projects.  The application deadline is March 1.

Information about external opportunities like internships and summer research programs at other institutions are regularly posted on the Department of Chemistry facebook page.

Villanova Chemistry at a Glance:

Degrees Offered: B.S., M.S.
Full Time Faculty: 27
Undergraduate Majors: 150
Graduate Students: 25 full-time, 35 part-time
Building: Mendel Science Center houses research and instructional facilities for 6 scientific departments, including 17 chemistry research labs, as well as an array of modern instrumentation