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