Basic and applied research programs cross all disciplines at Towson University and provide the foundation for viable solutions to some of the region’s most pressing needs.

Towson University’s collegial academic environment fosters multidisciplinary research and scholarship that complements current knowledge in the field and leads to superior teaching.  From bioterrorism studies to the latest in teacher development, our applied research programs involve students, faculty, the community, government and the private sector.

Undergraduate Research

Our Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry supports undergraduate research in all fields of study through research grants, travel grants and small project awards. Faculty-mentored research allows students to explore a topic in depth and refine their academic and intellectual interests. Participating in research also helps students develop essential skills in problem-solving, innovation and collaboration that employers find extremely valuable. 

Pursuing Partnerships

TU’s focus on innovation and entrepreneurship facilitates collaboration and strategic partnerships with the community and the state. Towson University welcomes partnerships that engage the expertise of its faculty and staff members. Professionals in our Office of Sponsored Programs and Research can help identify funding opportunities, develop project ideas into proposals, and submit complete and competitive proposals.

Research at TU

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Research Highlight

Pierce Brown and Mary Devadas received an undergraduate research award for their work on nanoparticles used to deliver cancer drugs. 

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In the Field

The Towson Field Station, located on 223 wooded acres in northern Baltimore County adjacent to the Gunpowder Falls State Park, is used on field trips and as an outdoor laboratory for student and faculty research.

Off-Campus Resources
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Media Resources

Members of the news media can contact Media Relations for assistance in finding faculty experts to comment on news stories. 

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Contact Information

Office of Sponsored Programs & Research

Administration Building
Room 212E
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m., other times by appointment

Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

Administration Building
Suite 311
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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