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.
PLEASE NOTE: This program is for undergraduate student-led projects only; faculty and graduate students interested in submitting proposals to the WFI should instead click on the link for our WFI Research Grant program.

NEW!!: OUR DEADLINE FOR THE WFI STUDENT GRANT PROGRAM HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO MAY 5, 2017 AT 11:59PM, EST!
This program is for faculty and doctoral-level scholars; 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: http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/artsci/communication/wfi/researchprojects.html