Graduate Summer Research Fellowship Application

Villanova University students cannot receive support to conduct research in countries under a Travel Warning from the U.S. Department of State.  In the event that a country is placed on a travel warning after funding has been awarded, students must communicate with the Office of Graduate Studies to cancel travel arrangements and return any funds that have been awarded.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

To apply for a graduate summer research fellowship, you must have a grade point average of 3.00 or above.  You are not eligible to apply for a fellowship in the summer following graduation.

The following required documents must be in PDF and/or MS Word Format and uploaded with this Application in order to be considered.

Please Note:  Deadline date for submission is January 20.  No exceptions will be granted.

1.  Abstract (100-word abstract of the proposal)

2.  Formal Proposal (consisting of four parts)

a. A three-page, double-spaced narrative description of the project that details:

i.  The applicant’s name, graduate program, and project title;

ii.  The rationale/background for the proposed work (using language directed towards a general audience of readers, not necessarily from your discipline);

iii.  A clear description of the research plan and proposed methodology (including a timeline);

iv.  A statement of the impact of the award on the student’s progress toward graduation.

3.      A one-page bibliography or reference section of relevant supporting scholarship.

4.      An appendix using figures (two-page limit).

Please complete the entire form and upload the four required attachments.

Your submission is not complete until you recieve a confirmation page.  You may have to submit some information twice.

Please use the following format: mm/dd/yyyy

PLEASE NOTE:  The Faculty Sponsor must provide a one-page evaluation of the proposal.  Since this evaluation is confidential, the faculty sponsor will email his/her evaluation of the project directly to GSDean@villanova.edu by January 20.  No exceptions will be granted.