Research and Scholarship

The McNulty Institute seeks to build a vibrant interdisciplinary research environment to engage faculty and students in scholarship related to women’s leadership and the broader field of Gender and Women’s Studies, which will lead to transformative thinking and inform policy change.


First Annual Idol Family Summer* Fellows Program

The McNulty Institute, in collaboration with the Villanova Institute for Research & Scholarship, is proud to announce the first annual Idol Family Summer* Fellows Program, an exciting new fellowship aimed to create innovative, scholarly collaborations that will advance gender equity and promote social change. The Program is designed to foster collaborative cross-disciplinary communities of scholars committed to the development and dissemination of scholarship that addresses the most pressing issues related to gender equity. In its inaugural year, the program will host scholars whose proposals seek to address an aspect of gender, work, and family. We encourage proposals from any discipline, as well as novel approaches to the subject. We are now accepting proposals for our first cohort. For more information, including deadlines and eligibility, see the Call for Proposals here.


Gender, Work, and Family Scholars

This cross-disciplinary Community of Scholars on the topic of gender, work, and family was formed in Spring of 2019. Open to all Villanova Scholars, members meet quarterly, and share their scholarly profiles, relevant syllabi, and opportunities for funding and collaborative research. Click here to view the community of scholars.