Research & Scholarship Resources

FACET connects faculty and campus partners in support of expanding grant-funded research, scholarship, and creative activity.

A FACET Research Fellow is available to assist you with research topics.

Grant Sources

The Office of Sponsored Programs & Research helps faculty through the process of identifying funding opportunities, through submitting proposals and partners to manage awards and contracts.

University-wide Internal Grants

University-wide internal grants include: 

  • The Towson Academy of Scholars research and mentoring program offers up to three $1,500 stipends each year to advance research and scholarship of new faculty.  All tenure-track Assistant Professors or Librarians I and II, who have been at Towson four or fewer years, are eligible to apply. The deadline for 2020 applications has passed. For more information, contact Towson Academy of Scholars Chair Mary W. Carter, Ph.D. () or Assistant Provost Patricia Westerman, Ph.D. ( and x4-6068).
  • The School of Emerging Technologies (SET) supports teams of interdisciplinary faculty in the early phases of collaborative projects relating to emerging technology with Seed Funding grants. 
  • TU Academic Senate’s Faculty Development & Research Committee (FDRC) offers up to $6,000 in FDRC Awards to full‐time faculty members in spring and fall.  
  • The OSPR Peer Review Incentive Program can award $750 to faculty who plan to serve on a federal review panel.   
  • TU offers multiple Faculty Fellowship programs, including FACET’s own Fellows

On-Demand Learning

As part of TU’s membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, you can access multi-week recorded video “courses” from national experts.

Access Webinars 24/7

Activate Your Faculty Development & Diversity Account 

  1. visit the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity 
  2. select Towson University from the list of institutional members  
  3. after you have created a username and password, on the first page, enter your Towson-issued e-mail address (i.e. @towson.edu)
  4. complete the registration process
  5. you will receive a welcome e-mail within 1-2 business days confirming that your account is active
  6. click course titles below to access your videos

Once you activate your account and log in, you can access these courses online:

Faculty Development Courses