The CRF Research Summer Housing Funding Award application deadline is Friday, April 23 at 11:59 p.m. Students can access the application at this link. Award notificatons will be sent in early May.
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 offers a limited amount of funding to support summer housing for undergraduate researchers. The CRF Summer Housing Funding Award is intended for students who do not have a place to live near campus over the summer and whose research requires access to campus facilities. Students who have an off-campus lease beginning in the summer should not apply for the CRF Summer Housing Funding Award. VURF grantees who require access to campus facilities and do not have housing near campus are guaranteed support for summer room and board. Remaining funds will be distributed as equitably as possible based on the applicant pool.
The CRF Research Summer Housing Funding Award
For 2021, the summer housing dates for undergraduate research students are the week of June 1 through the week of August 2. The CRF Research Summer Housing Funding Award provides financial support for the Summer III room and board package, which includes 10 meals per week. Students should refer to Residence Life for information on applying for summer housing and any housing details.
Eligibility and Expectations
To be considered for the CRF Research Summer Housing Funding 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 (excluding evenings and weekends). The faculty mentor commits to providing an appropriate level of supervision throughout the summer. All recipients of the CRF Summer Housing Award are expected to present the results of their summer research at the Student Research Symposium, held each Fall. Summer housing is not intended for part-time or full-time employees hired to support faculty research/scholarship activities.
This award is for funding only; students must also apply for summer housing through Residence Life. Students may register for summer housing with Residence Life at any time and do not need to wait for the CRF Research Summer Housing Funding decisions to be released.
Note for Summer 2021: Students whose projects are fully remote are ineligible for the CRF Research Summer Housing Award, which is intended for students whose research requires access to campus facilities.