The Waterhouse Family Institute (WFI), housed within Villanova University’s Department of Communication, was established by a generous gift from Lawrence Waterhouse Jr., VU class of '59.

The WFI was founded to highlight the centrality of Communication in the creation of social change. Our goal is to serve as the center of an international network of Communication scholars, students, practitioners, and activists working to create a more just social world.

This program is for faculty and doctoral-level scholars; M.A. and undergraduate students interested in applying for a WFI grant should consult our WFI Student Grant program.

For more information on the WFI Research Grants, please visit:

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