Internal Grant Opportunities

Towson University offers many internal grant opportunities that support faculty research across the campus. View information below on when and how to apply. 

Look for faculty professional development opportunities at FACET and undergraduate student research funding at URCI.

Baltimore – Towson University (BTU) 

Towson University is committed to positive impacts, making a difference, and transforming lives in Greater Baltimore and throughout Maryland. We do this work through partnerships. BTU (Baltimore–Towson University) supports community partnership-based projects that transform lives in Greater Baltimore and throughout Maryland.  

Deans Offices 

Each academic college dean’s office has its own program for internal funding for scholarship and research.  

  • Application window: spring term
  • More information: Contact the dean offices.

FACET Fellows Program

FACET Research, Faculty Mentoring, Emerging Technology, and Teaching Fellows lead campus-wide initiatives in their respective areas of expertise and support colleagues through programming and mentoring and help to shape future FACET faculty professional development plans. 

FACET Scholars Program 

The program’s purpose is to advance faculty research, with guidance from a nationally known scholar in the faculty member’s area of study. All academic disciplines are welcome. 

Faculty Development and Research Committee

The FDRC awards provide funding for faculty members to further their scholarship, advance their research, develop material for publication, and/or support the development of scholarly projects that may garner external funding support. 

Office of Sponsored Programs and Research – Seed Funding 

This program supports activities necessary to advance competitive research/program proposals, such as performing preliminary work, gathering pilot data and facilitating collaboration.

Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry 

Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry (URCI) seeks to provide guidance and opportunities for undergraduate students to pursue advanced scholarly work in all fields of study.  

Provost Research Fellows

The purpose of the Provost Research Fellows Program is to encourage outstanding scholarship at TU by awarding merit-based grants to faculty members, as a 1-month stipend to provide time for research in the summer.

Resources, Planning and Advisory Committee Strategic Initiatives 

The RPAC strategic initiatives committee funds proposals to address substantial needs across Towson University departments, colleges and divisions. They are generally meant for large projects that become self-sustainable after three years.  

School of Emerging Technologies

TU’s School of Emerging Technologies (SET) works to advance interdisciplinary and collaborative educational and research programs that address the development, application, implications and ramifications of emerging technologies. SET supports teams of interdisciplinary faculty in the early phases of collaborative projects with SEED funding.

TU Foundation 

TU Foundation awards grants across five projects supporting interdisciplinary faculty research, leadership, mental health and academic success.