- University Summer Research Fellowship Grant Program (Deadline: First Friday in December)
The Summer Research Fellowship (SRF) is a competitive internal grant program intended to foster and support research, scholarly activities, and creative artistic projects.
Faculty may request one month of summer salary (1/9 of the faculty member’s academic year salary, capped at $10,000), half a month of summer salary (1/18 of the faculty member’s academic year salary, capped at $5,000) or no summer salary. Summer salary is to be paid in June or July of the summer award period and is subject to any limitations that may pertain as outlined in the University’s Compensation Policy. Proposals also may request support for reasonable research-related expenses (RRRE), including, but not limited to: travel to research sites, libraries, and archives; supplies; instrumentation; software; and statistical consultation. Funds may be used to pay students on an hourly wage basis to assist the faculty member in the execution of the proposed research, not to exceed $2,500. However, funds may not be used to provide summer stipends for graduate or undergraduate students to work on their own thesis/dissertation research. Total award amounts (faculty summer salary plus RRRE) for single faculty principal investigators will be capped at $12,500, with no more than $4000 of this amount applied toward RRRE and no more than $10,000 applied toward salary.
Eligibility: Full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty in CLAS, School of Business, College of Engineering, and the College of Nursing. Individuals may receive USG awards no more frequently than every other year.
- University Travel Grant Program (Deadlines: 5pm First Friday in October and February)
This program is to augment, but not supplant, existing support for faculty travel to present their work at appropriate venues available through Departments, Colleges, Centers, and Institutes. Therefore, the UCTG Program will consider proposals from full-time faculty only when alternative sources of travel support (for example, external grant funding, Department, College, Center, or Institute travel support) are not available. Awards are anticipated to be less than $2,500. Requests for support in excess of $2,500 will be considered, but must have exceptionally strong justification.
- Eligibility: tenure-track, tenured, or full-time continuing non-tenure-track faculty to present work at national or international meetings, exhibitions, festivals, or other venues appropriate for a given discipline. Non-presenting faculty are not eligible for support.
- CLAS Faculty Research and Development Grant Program (Deadlines: First week in Oct and Feb)
(on that page, scroll to "Programs" for more information)
The program provides modest funding to support CLAS faculty in their efforts to continually strengthen their contributions to the College in ways that will benefit our students, scholarship, and intellectual life. Awards are limited to $2500 to support faculty research travel, attendance of professional seminars, and presentations at overseas conferences. An award up to $5000 may be made to support a professional on-campus gathering, provided that it is also open to Villanova faculty.
Eligibility: Tenure-track and tenured faculty, as well as to full-time non-tenure-track faculty who hold a professorial rank. Awards are limited to one per faculty member every two years.
- CLAS Resarch Semester Program (Deadline: November)
(on that page, scroll to "Programs" for more information and deadline
The program provides CLAS faculty with one semester of research time from teaching in order to make significant, demonstrable progress in their scholarship.
Eligibility: Associate and full professors in all departments are eligible to apply for the CLAS research semester. Additional details on the Purpose, Eligibility and Conditions of the program are described in the program announcement.
Up to four faculty will be awarded the Research Semester for the 2017-18 academic year. The impact of the program will be assessed during a two-year trial period, after which a decision will be made regarding the continuation, expansion, or cessation of the program.
- CLAS Course Initiative Grant in Diversity or Sustainability (Due in March) - provides $2500 of summer funding to support full-time CLAS faculty members to develop new, (or revise existing), undergraduate and graduate courses in the humanities, social sciences and sciences that consider the complexities of either Diversity or Environmental Sustainability.
- Villanova Institute for Teaching and Learning (VITAL) (Deadlines in March)
"Minigrants" have an early March deadline. They are intended to support full-time Villanova faculty members in fostering advances in undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning at Villanova, implementing the teaching-learning sections of the University’s and Colleges’ strategic plans, and exploring the use of new instructional strategies.
$7,000 per individual (maximum summer stipend $5,500 per individual) or an equivalent amount for teams of faculty. Total funding requested in non-stipend budget categories cannot exceed $1,500 for the project.
Eligibility: Full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty. First-year tenure-track faculty members are encouraged to co-apply with a more senior colleague(s). Full-time non-tenure-track faculty members who have been at Villanova for at least four years are eligible. Full-time non-tenure-track faculty with fewer than four years of service at Villanova may be co-applicants, provided that there is a primary applicant with full eligibility. As indicated in the Administrative Policies section, individuals are not eligible for Minigrants in two consecutive years.
- Special VITAL Grants are sometimes offered, check their webpage for updates