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nominate.png  Faculty Nomination Form

  Online Nomination Form for Faculty Advisors can be found here.

   No longer available for the 2017 Falvey Scholars Program.

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 3, 2017!

dl.png  Past Winners

  View past winner entries in the Falvey Digital Library

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  More information on Falvey Scholars can be found here.

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 Undergraduate 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.

2016 Falvey Scholar Award Winners

Stephen Purcell 

"'May I Express Thee Unblam'd?': Milton and the Epistemic Limits of Postlapsarian Language"

Mentors: Dr. Lauren Shohet & Dr. Alice Dailey

Emma Max 

"Just in KASE: Evaluating Nursing Students' Knowledge, Attitudes and Self-Efficacy Towards Care for the Dying Patient"

Mentor: Dr. Meredith MacKenzie 

Danielle Sens-Castet 

“Une Série de Tueurs en Série: Le Boucher, La Prochaine Fois je viserai le cœur, et L'Affaire SK1"

Mentor: Professor François Massonnat

“The Importance of Regulatory Factor THI3 across Ascomycota Fungi Thiamine Regulation"

Mentor: Dr. Dennis Wykoff

Anna Briker 

"Toward Assessing the Effects of Reactive Oxygen Species on Nrf2/ARE Activation by Electrophiles: Evaluating and Addressing Assay Variability”

Mentors: Dr. Aimee Eggler 

Kathleen Boyce 

"America's 'Youth' Go To Nazi Germany: The Movement to Boycott the 1936 Berlin Olympics and the Racial Divide in American Society”

Mentor: Dr. Paul Steege


Ryan Zalla

"Economic Policy Uncertainty in Ireland”

Mentor: Dr. Michael Curran



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