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Tools and Resources

This collection of software and online training resources are made available through Villanova to support the research, scholarship and creative endeavors of its scholars. Appropriate Villanova credentials are required for access.

Past Event Recordings

Introduction to Pivot-RP

On Sept 7, 2022 Robert Laurie, Pivot-RP liaison for Villanova, demonstrated the features and functions of the funding opportunity database. You can view the recording at this link.

The Tenure Process at Villanova

On January 20, 2022 Dr. Craig Wheeland, Sr. Vice Provost for Academics, presented on the tenure process at Villanova as a part of our Pre-Tenure Professional Development Program. You can view the recording at this link.

How to Communicate the Value of Your STEM Research to Grants and Grandparents

On February 25, 2021 Kimberly Shimer, Director of Communications for COE, and Emily Carson, Assistant Director and Writing Program Coordinator for VIRS, presented strategies for explaining your work to non-expert stakeholders. You can view the recording at this link.

How to Strategically Grow Your Scholarly Visibility Online

On October 14, 2020 Autumn Walden, Villanova's Assistant Director of Digital Marketing discussed how to create and implement a digital communication strategy. You can view the recording at this link.

Using Funding Databases: SPIN and Foundation Directory Online

On September 30, 2020 Patricia Eget, Villanova's Director, demonstrated how to use these two popular databases for finding funding opportunities. You can view the recording at this link.

How to Build Your Scholarly Website

On September 22, 2020 Sarah Wipperman, Scholarly Communication Librarian at Falvey Library, discussed strategies and tips for building and maintaining a personal website that promotes scholarly visibility. Watch the presentation here.

How to Work with Media Relations to Promote Your Work

On August 11, 2020 Jonathan Gust, Executive Director of Media Relations, explained how his office can serve as a resource for promoting your research and scholarship in the news media. Watch the presentation here.

How to Use Academic Social Media

On June 26, 2020 Falvey’s Scholarly Communications Librarian, Sarah Wipperman introduced online platforms for sharing your work, networking, and raising your scholarly visibility. Watch the presentation here.  

Resources for Phased Return to Campus Research

On June 3, the Villanova Institute for Research and Scholarship and the Villanova Initiative to Support Inclusiveness and Build Leaders (VISIBLE) co-hosted a conversation about the University's plan for a phased return to on-campus research. A recording of this event is available at this link. The Return to Research training is available at this link.