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VITAL Minigrants

Internal Instructional Grant Program

The purpose of these internal grants is to support full-time Villanova faculty members in fostering advances in undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning at Villanova, implementing the teaching-learning sections of the University’s and Colleges’ strategic plans, and exploring the use of new instructional strategies. 

Call for Proposals

VITAL invites applications for its 2023-2024 Minigrants program. The Call for Proposals will close on Monday, March 20 at 5:00p.m.

The purpose of these internal instructional grants is to support full-time Villanova faculty members in fostering advances in undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning at Villanova, implementing the University’s and Colleges’ educational goals, and exploring the use of new instructional strategies.

Note. Forty percent of the funds available for 2023-2024 instructional grant projects will be allocated to enrich graduate courses and/or graduate programs. Proposals that pertain to educational topics/areas listed in the CFP are of interest. Compelling and relevant proposals beyond these areas are invited.

Call for Proposals 2023-2024 (PDF)

Cover Page Template (.doc)
Budget Request Template (.doc)
Please download these templates to enter information directly.

Letters of Support Template

Please submit the letter of support template along with your grant proposal to the Dean/department chair/academic program director at least one week prior to the deadline of 3/20so they may review the grant project and prepare their letter of support using the templates provided below. Please refer to CFP for College contact, page 4.

Template Dean's Letter of Support (doc)
Template Department Chair Letter of Support (doc)
Template Academic Program Director Letter of Support (doc)

To ensure the integrity of the process, the Office of the Dean and the department/academic program will submit their letters of support directly to the VITAL office at


To support submission of strong projects, interested faculty members are highly encouraged to contact Dr. Gabriele Bauer, Ext. 9-5628 or e-mail with proposal ideas before submitting a full proposal. 

Link to Proposal Peer Review Form (PDF)

Grant Recipients and Projects, 2022-2023 (PDF) - See VITALITY for details of awarded grant projects (PDF)
Grant Recipients and Projects, 2018-2021 (PDF)

Final Report Submission, Grant Recipients 2022-2023

Per stipulation of the minigrant award, you have agreed to submit a written final report by Fri, June 30 at the latest. Please download this template (.docx) to write the final report and submit the completed report via email to Gabriele Bauer, VITAL. 
For questions, please contact us via email.

VITAL Minigrant Review Committee Members

You may contact a member of the Minigrant Review Committee while developing your proposal.

  • Patricia Bradley, Nursing
  • Irene Kan, Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Mary T. Kelly, Economics
  • Frank P. Maloney, Astrophysics and Planetary Science
  • James C. O’Brien, Mechanical Engineering
  • Bruce Pollack-Johnson, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Edward Wahesh, Education and Counseling


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Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610.519.5627

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