Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry aims to foster and strengthen the culture of undergraduate scholarly inquiry at Towson University.

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Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (URCI) seeks to provide guidance and opportunities for undergraduate students to pursue advanced scholarly work in all fields of study. Aligned with TU’s core characteristic of “academic excellence,” URCI promotes research and scholarly inquiry as these foster the individualization of students’ academic exploration and intellectual growth.

Summer Research Grant Applications Now Open

Towson University offers two summer research grant experiences for undergraduate students--one for current freshman students (rising sophomores) and one for current sophomore and junior students (rising juniors and seniors).

Learn more and apply today.

Undergraduate research is defined as an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate that makes or contributes to an original intellectual or creative discovery to the discipline. The Office of Undergraduate Research, a unit within the Office of the Provost, oversees university-level programs that provide opportunities for students to engage in research with a TU faculty mentor. These close collaborations between faculty and students provide a forum for faculty to teach and mentor undergraduates on a one-on-one basis outside the classroom.   

David Hislop

Recent grad's research could have effects on how we study Mars' surface 

David Hislop traveled to Hawaii to compare its sand to Mars’

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Research Highlights

Sean Hanner

Recent graduate used TU's digital media program to become a well-rounded storyteller

Sean Hanner ’22 also received real-world learning experiences by working with TU athletics

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Bridges to Doctorate

Bridges to the Doctorate program continues to prepare students for Ph.D. programs 

Students not only earn master’s degrees, but also get valuable research and mentorship experience

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Garret Zahner

TU senior making his mark in Maryland politics

Garrett Zahner ’22 named deputy director of Maryland Republican Party in March

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Contact Information

Undergraduate Research Center

10 West Burke Avenue
Room 154 
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.