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Villanova Institute for Research and Scholarship

Focusing on Process


Strengthening research, scholarship and creative endeavors across campus

The  Villanova Institute for Research and Scholarship (VIRS) offers professional development programs and resources that promote a vital research culture in which faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and doctoral students are empowered to pursue their scholarly and creative aspirations sustainably over their careers. 

We offer inclusive support for Villanova's scholars and their varied forms, methods and traditions of inquiry. Our programs aim to promote substantive, multidisciplinary engagement across the University’s colleges, departments and centers.

Our approach is shaped by Villanova’s Augustinian Catholic ideals of Veritas, Unitas, Caritas (Truth, Unity, Love). We are committed to the goals of diversity outlined in the Villanova University Diversity Statement.


Congratulations to our 2023-24 VIRS Research Grants Awardees!

See our faculty recipients and learn about their projects below.


Support for Your Research Journey



Find funding with Pivot-RP

An easy-to-use database of funding opportunities. Try out a search below! 

You can learn more about Pivot-RP on our web page or directly through the Pivot-RP site


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