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.
Each academic college dean’s office has its own program for internal funding for scholarship
- 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
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
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
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 awards grants across five projects supporting interdisciplinary faculty
research, leadership, mental health and academic success.