Fund Your Project

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) administers applications to both external and internal grant funding programs, including the programs of the Faculty Development and Research Committee. 

Internal Funding

Faculty Development and Research Committee Awards

Applications Due by 1pm on February 1, 2019

The Faculty Development and Research Committee is now accepting proposals for its FY20 award cycle. While there have been no changes to the guidelines for submission, faculty members should be certain to read the guidelines and application carefully as they prepare their proposals. The program is a competitive one; last spring the committee recieved 26 proposals and made 19 awards. 

Submit completed applications to  by 1pm on 2/1/2019. 

FDRC Application (PDF)

FDRC Guidelines (PDF)

Please contact OSPR at or 410-704-2236 with any questions.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research is eager to support faculty members who wish to enhance the competitiveness of their grants. In order to encourage these activities, the OSPR will provide funding as follows:

These activities are subject to the availability of funds and The OSPR will not provide support for any activities that were not pre-approved.

Peer Review Incentive Program

Faculty members who serve on review panels gain knowledge of the breadth and most current scholarship in their field and insight into what makes a grant proposal succeed (or fail) during peer review. They also begin to develop professional relationships with agency personnel.

This program intends to support participation in a review panel for a program faculty plan to apply for in the future. Participation in review panels for a student program; for example, would not be eligible. Generally, a faculty member is eligible to receive this stipend once, although a subsequent award will be considered after the applicant has submitted a proposal to a funding agency.

Reimbursement for Travel to Visit Program Officer
  • The OSPR will reimburse faculty members for the cost of a round-trip visit to an agency located in Washington, D.C. for the purpose of meeting with a program officer. To apply, submit a completed application to .
  • Program Officer Application (PDF)

External Funding

Towson University subscribes to two Web-based search engines – the Grant Resource Center (GRC) and SPINPlus. Each engine is accessible online from faculty and staff desktops, or can be accessed through the TU Virtual Workspace. Both can be searched using multiple criteria, including keywords, sponsors and deadlines:

Grant Resource Center and the GRC's Funding Search Form

  • For login information contact the OSPR at 410-704-2236.
  • For help using the website, view this video.


  • Each TU faculty/staff/student can create and access their own unique login and profile.
  • Reference this guide for help using the database.
  • Contact the OSPR at 410-704-2236 for additional assistance.

External Funding Links

The following link to free resources for finding federal, state and private funding opportunities for research and other scholarly projects.

 Federal Funding

State Funding

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