VITAL Minigrants

2018-2019 Minigrant Awardees

Christa Bialka, Education & Counseling; Sheryl Bowen, Communication and Jens Karlsson, Mechanical Engineering; Henry Carter, Computing Sciences; Markus Kreuzer, Political Science; Thomas Ksiazek, Communication; Michael Posner, Mathematics and Statistics; Jennifer Ross and Colleen Meakim, M. Louis Fitzpatrick College of Nursing; Rachel Skrlac Lo and Terence Yee, Education & Counseling; Yimin Zhang, Mathematics & Statistics
We congratulate the colleagues who have received minigrant awards and wish them the best as they work on their teaching projects.

Link to current grant projects (PDF)
Link to past minigrant awards: Fall 2014 - Spring 2018 (PDF)

"A Novel Approach to Teaching a Foreign Language:” Prof. Barbara Romaine, Arabic Instructor, Global Interdisciplinary Studies, builds on her VITAL minigrant award to author the Arabic workbook, “Write Arabic Now” (Georgetown University Press, 2018).

General Information about Minigrants

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.

2018-2019 Call for Proposals (PDF)
Cover Page Template (.doc)
Budget Page Template (.doc)
Please download these templates to enter information directly.

To support submission of strong projects, interested faculty members are highly encouraged to contact Dr. Gabriele Bauer, Ext. 9-5627 or email with proposal ideas before submitting a full proposal. Please refer to the Proposal Peer Review Form (PDF) as a guide.

VITAL Minigrant Review Committee Members

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

  • Patricia Bradley, Nursing
  • Irene Kan, Psychology
  • Frank P. Maloney, Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • James C. O’Brien, Mechanical Engineering
  • Bruce Pollack-Johnson, Mathematics and Statistics
  • Raymond Taylor, Marketing and Business Law
  • Edward Wahesh, Education and Counseling


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