CRF Summer Housing Award

As a part of its efforts to support undergraduate research and scholarship, Villanova University reserves a limited number of dormitory rooms for summer on-campus housing for a limited number of undergraduate students engaged in full-time research under the mentorship of a faculty member. CRF-sponsored support for summer housing comes from the Office of the Provost, grants and contracts to faculty, and other sources. Given the diverse nature of requests for summer housing and demand for summer housing, CRF offers a limited amount of funding to support summer housing for undergraduate researchers. The CRF Summer Housing Award is intended for students who do not have a place to live near campus over the summer. VURF grantees are guaranteed on-campus summer housing.  

The CRF Summer Housing Award

For 2019, summer housing for undergraduate research students will be from May 28 through July 30; the program includes a meal plan of 10 meals per week. Students are responsible for all meals other than those associated with this program.

Eligibility and Expectations

To be considered for the CRF Summer Housing Award, an undergraduate student must be involved in independent study/research/scholarship and receiving a stipend to support their activity. The undergraduate student commits to working full-time on their research during the period of summer housing; the student may not have outside employment. The faculty mentor commits to providing an appropriate level of supervision throughout the summer. All supported students are expected to present the results of their summer research/scholarship at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019.  Summer housing is not intended for part-time or full-time employees hired to support faculty research/scholarship activities.

Students must first apply through CRF in order to be considered for  the CRF Summer Housing Award, and then, if awarded CRF sponsorship, apply through Residence Life if selected for CRF-sponsored housing.


Important Dates

CRF Summer Housing Award Deadline: April 15, 2019

Summer Housing Dates:  May 28 to July 30, 2019



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Contact Information

Center for Research and Fellowships
Garey Hall 38
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Fax: 610-519-6623

Dr. Michael T. Westrate
Director, Center for Research and Fellowships & Presidential Scholars Program

Ms. Catherine M. Stecyk
Associate Director, Center for Research and Fellowships

Dr. John J. Shanley
Assistant Director, Center for Research and Fellowships

Ms. Chelsea T. Benincasa
Program Coordinator, Center for Research and Fellowships & Presidential Scholars Program

Dr. Alexandra M. Was
Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Research and Fellowships