Center for Research and Fellowships

The Center for Research and Fellowships (CRF) ignites curiosity, exploration, and discovery through student research programs, the Presidential Scholars Program, and the administration of processes, advising, and endorsement for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. Through tailored professional development and advising, CRF equips students and alumni to become changemakers and transformative leaders.

CRF’s portfolio of student research programs includes the Villanova Match Research Program for First-Year Students, Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellows Program, conference, travel grants, Veritas: Villanova Research Journal, and the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. In recent years, hundreds of  Villanova undergraduates have received CRF funding for research that they have published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and presented at national and international conferences.

CRF is also proud to manage all aspects of the Presidential Scholars Program, including the nomination, application, and selection processes as well as advising Presidential Scholars throughout their time at Villanova.

Established in 2001, CRF has connected hundreds of Villanova students and alumni to programs of research and scholarship around the world. CRF is located on the top floor of Garey Hall.