nominate.png  Faculty Nomination Form

  Online Nomination Form for Faculty Advisors can be found here.

   Available until March 28, 2019!

application.png  Student Application Form

  Online Application Form for Students can be found here.

(Note: Students MUST be nominated by a faculty mentor before applying in order to be considered for the award)

  Available until April 5, 2019!

dl.png  Past Winners

  View past winner entries in the Falvey Digital Library

dl.png  Center for Research and Fellowships

  More information on Falvey Scholars can be found here.

What is the Falvey Scholar Award?

The Falvey Scholar award is an annual program established by Falvey Memorial Library to recognize outstanding undergraduate research. It is a collaborative initiative of the Library and the Center for Research and Fellowships.

The winners of the Falvey Scholar award are selected from a pool of candidates that will be generated by applications submitted by a senior Villanova University student or a group of students working on a senior project together with the recommendation of the advisor to the senior thesis or capstone project completed for academic credit.

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Winners are recognized at an awards ceremony in Falvey Memorial Library that will include presentations by the award recipients on the content and findings of the research involved in the writing of the thesis or creation of the project report. Presentations highlight the use of Library resources.

Falvey Scholars is one of the keynote events of the annual Villanova Spring Research Exposition, or EXPO Week. EXPO is week long series of events that celebrates the scholarly achievements of Villanova's researchers - undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. The Expo showcases a year's worth of undergraduate research and student accomplishment in innovation and creativity as well as research done by our graduate students and faculty.

Digital copies of the winning papers are maintained in Falvey Digital Library.


Elizabeth O’Brien

 Project Title: "Foliar Water Uptake in Ecotonal Mangroves which are Expanding with Climate Change”

 Mentor: Dr. Samantha Chapman


Ritesh Karsalia

Project Title: "Investigating the Role of Ordered (I o) and Disordered (I d) Phases within the Plasma Membrane of Primary CD4 + Helper T Lymphocytes in Antigen -Specific Responses"

Mentor: Dr. Anil Bamezai

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Erin Donnelly​​​​​​​

Project Title: “Wounds of War: Understanding the Dimensions of Moral Injury from a Healthcare Perspective”

Mentor: Dr. Helene Moriarty


Matthew Fagerstrom​​​​​​​

Project Title: “The Financial Industry in the Era of Fiat Currency: An Empirical Approach”

Mentor: Dr. Michael Curran


Erica Ferrara​​​​​​​

Project Title: “Test Anxiety in Elementary School Students in Relation to Standardized Testing”

Mentor: Dr. Deena Weisberg


Jubilee Marshall​​​​​​​

Project Title: “Public Health and Urban Space in Philadelphia ’s Black Burial Grounds, 1750 –1850”

Mentor: Dr. Whitney Martinko