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VITAL Minigrants

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals has been closed. The proposals are undergoing review and funding announcements are expected by late April.  

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. Fifty percent of the funds available for 2021-2022 instructional grant projects will be allocated to enrich graduate courses and/or graduate programs. 

Call for Proposals 2021-2022 (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 3/16, so 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.

Link to Template Dean's Letter of Support (doc)
Link to Template Department Chair Letter of Support (doc)
Link to 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 via e-mail with proposal ideas before submitting a full proposal. Also consult the peer review form, former grant recipients, and members of the minigrant review committee. 

Proposal Peer Review Form (PDF)

Grant Recipients and Projects, 2020-2021 (PDF)
Grant Recipients and Projects, 2016-2019 (PDF)

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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Phone: 610.519.5627

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