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.

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 and research.

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. 

The purpose of the FACET Scholars program 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. 

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. 

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

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.

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.

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.  

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.

The Tall-Wiedefeld Society is a collective of engaged community members who support positive change through philanthropy and education. They build community and create a permanent legacy to address the needs of young women at TU. The Tall-Wiedefeld Society relies on the generosity of donors to make contributions to scholarships and fellowships, faculty development, research, outreach projects and other programs.

TU Foundation awards grants across five projects supporting interdisciplinary faculty research, leadership, mental health and academic success. The Foundation relies on the generosity of donors to make contributions to scholarships and fellowships, faculty development, research, outreach projects and other programs.