The goal of the Office of Research and Graduate Programs is to develop a culture of excellence in graduate and professional education and in faculty scholarship and research.

The following are research resources and opportunities that are available:

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Office of Research Administration

The Office of Research Administration is your resource for development of proposals and administration of grants. The services on the right are among the many provided by ORA.

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University Internal Research Programs

The Office of Research and Graduate Programs administers two primary internal research grant programs: the Summer Grant Prpgram and the Veritas Award.

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Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research at Villanova is administered through the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. In addition, each of our colleges sponsor research opportunities for undergraduate students. Further information on undergraduate opportunities can be found within each respective college website.

  • Fellowships
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Presidential Scholarship Program

Contact Us

Office of Research and Graduate Programs
Tolentine Hall, Room 101
Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Dr. Alfonso Ortega
Associate VP Research/Grad Prgrms
Phone: 610-519-7440

Dr. Robert Stokes
Assistant VP for Academic Affairs for On-Line Programs
Phone: (610) 519-4311

Dr. R. Kelman Wieder
Assistant VP
Research/Strategic Initiatives
Phone:  610-519-4856

Mary Lou Glenn
Senior Administrative Assistant
Phone: 610-519-5858

Research Administration Staff

Undergraduate Research Staff