Villanova University‘s Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society (WFI) is pleased to both CALL FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS for 2015/16 and to celebrate the recipients of the WFI 2014/15 Research Grants.
The WFI-endowed by Mr. Lawrence Waterhouse, Jr., and housed within Villanova University’s Department of Communication-was founded on the principle that scholars, activists, and practitioners of communication have an important role to play in the creation of a socially just world. One of the ways that we enact this mission is through the annual funding of research grants. These grants support the scholarly work of Communication scholars across the world, work examining communication, its impact on the world around us, and its ability to create social change and social justice.
OUR 2014/15 WFI RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS:
For 2014/15, the WFI awarded 7 research grants, totaling roughly $60,000, to support a strong and diverse collection of projects linking communication and social change/social justice.
CALL FOR 2015/16 WFI RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS Our next application deadline for WFI Research Grants is now in place! Applications for 2015/16 WFI Research Grants will be due Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
Communication scholars across the nation, and across the world, are invited to apply for funds to support initial or ongoing phases of scholarly research aimed at presentation and publication. Although we do not limit our grants to a specific methodological orientation or subdisciplinary focus, all projects supported by the WFI have two things in common: they make communication the primary, and not secondary, focus, and they engage communication in terms of its impact on the world around us, its ability to create social change. WFI Research Grants are available to faculty at any institution of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, and other doctoral-level scholars. However, eligibility to apply for the WFI grant program is limited to those in Communication or a closely related discipline. Awards are typically in the range of $5,000-10,000, and may be applied to the hiring of graduate assistants, acquisition of resources or equipment, travel, and/or any other appropriate research related expenses. However, these funds may not be used to provide or supplement salaries. For more details on the WFI and this research grant process-including specific information on the grant application requirements, see the WFI website.
Questions concerning eligibility, or the nature of projects supported, please contact the Director of the WFI, Dr. Bryan Crable.