Towson University faculty and students are performing bold, inclusive and impactful research with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and new discoveries.

Research and Innovation

Towson University fosters interdisciplinary research and scholarship that breaks new ground, complements current knowledge and leads to solutions for the public good.

We pursue research across all disciplines at TU. From election security to uncovering local history, our research programs involve undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, the community, government and the private sector. Students participating in faculty-mentored research develop essential skills in problem-solving, innovation and collaboration that employers find extremely valuable. 

Why Has TU Prioritized Research? 

TU has made it an institutional priority to achieve an R2-Doctoral Carnegie Classification by 2027, a major stride that will further TU’s impact and significantly advance the university’s reputation as an academic leader. 

To help reach this goal, the institution has committed to invest $14.5 million from 2021-2026 in its research enterprise. 

The evolution to high research activity

TU is advancing its research environment and furthering its impact as an anchor institution for our region and state.

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Research expenditures in 2022-23


New external grants in 2022-23


Students enrolled in PhDs in fall 2022

Research in the News

Towson University faculty and students are conducting newsworthy research that generates new knowledge and solves real-world problems.

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occupational therapy professor and researcher Kendra Heatwole Shank in Towson

Supporting Faculty Researchers

Get information about grants, workshops and other research resources at TU.

Research Resources Grant Opportunities

Research Centers & Offices

students conduct research in Baltimore

Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry

This office fosters and strengthens the culture of undergraduate scholarly inquiry at Towson University.

About Undergraduate Research
professor Harjant Gill conducts research

Faculty Academic Center of Excellence at Towson

FACET provides tools and opportunities to expand faculty grant-funded research, scholarship and creative activity.

FACET Resources for Faculty
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Office of Sponsored Programs and Research

This office manages TU's sponsored programs portfolio and works with TU faculty to identify funding opportunities, and develop and submit proposals.

About Sponsored Research


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