Calendar of Events

Research IdeaBounce®

Tuesday, October 30, 4-6 p.m.
Idea Accelerator - Falvey Library lower level

Are you interested in:

  • learning more about the variety of research happening on campus,
  • reaching out to embark on a new collaboration, or
  • enlisting the expertise of someone else at Villanova?

Then register to attend, or maybe even present at Research IdeaBounce®. You will have the opportunity to present your 1-minute elevator pitch of a research project, new scholarship endeavor, or collaborative need. In less than an hour you’ll get to hear about up to 50 exciting research projects happening across campus and potentially make new collaborative contacts!


Proposal preparation workshops for University Summer Grant Program

Thursday, November 1, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
CEER 210 


Monday, November 5, 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CEER 210

Interested in the University Summer Grant program? Come learn how to write your proposal to increase your funding success. Many a good grant project has been rejected because faculty were unaware of what grant reviewers needed to hear and didn’t understand the genre.  This workshop will help you think about the best ways to pitch your research project. Presented by Dr. Emily Carson and Dr. Amanda Grannas.

Research Meet & Greet

Friday, November 2, 3–5 p.m.
Idea Accelerator – Falvey Library lower level

The research administration infrastructure at Villanova is growing!  Members of the Villanova community are invited to a meet and greet to get to know the offices that support research administration on campus.  Please join the directors and team members of the Offices of Research Protections and Grants and Contracts (formerly known as ORA) on Friday, November 2, 2018 3-5 pm in the Idea Accelerator. Refreshments will be served!

Faculty and staff are encouraged to come by to learn more about the administrative support provided to researchers, discuss specific questions or concerns related to research administration at Villanova, consult on issues regarding individual research needs and find out about upcoming training opportunities.

Research Brown Bag Lunches

The Office of the Provost is hosting fall brown bags to review improvements to the Villanova sponsored award infrastructure. 

We have been working to align our policies with regulatory requirements, and to update our procedures to provide transparency and consistency to the research community.  In addition, we have created a new role that will support principal investigators (PIs) to: prepare proposal submissions, perform monthly financial monitoring (such as burn rates and over/under spending projections) and complete financial closeout reviews. 

Please come with your questions, and your feedback on how to help sponsored award activities grow at Villanova.

Monday, October 29, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
CEER 210 


Tuesday, October 30, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Bryn Mawr Room, Connelly Center


Tuesday, November 6, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Mendel 103


Wednesday, November 7, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Tolentine 122


Research In Action

Learn more about Amber Shelton and her oncology research.  

Learn more about Villanova's EOD robot work.

Proposal Prep for External Funding

We have developed a number of materials to aid you in proposal preparation for external funding, available on a Villanova Sharepoint site.

Please contact Associate Vice Provost for Research for access.

Associate Vice Provost for Research

Tolentine Hall, Room 103
Office hours are available to all faculty, staff, and students. Please contact AVPR Grannas to schedule time to meet.

Office of the Provost

Tolentine Hall, Room 103
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.4525
Fax: 610.519.6200

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