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.
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 ospr AT_TOWSON by 1pm on 2/1/2019.
FDRC Application (PDF)
FDRC Guidelines (PDF)
Please contact OSPR at ospr AT_TOWSONor 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:
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 ospr AT_TOWSON.
- Program Officer Application (PDF)
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:
- 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.