Research & Scholarship Resources

FACET provides tools and opportunities to expand faculty grant-funded research, scholarship, and creative activity.

Need help or have research questions? 

Contact the research fellow with any questions about grant writing, funding, mentoring and fellowships at TU. Email .


This program provides selected faculty members of various rank with opportunities to infuse diversity and inclusion into existing curriculum, create models to improve classroom dynamics in support of social justice, or identify strategies to enhance institutional practices.

Diversity & Inclusion Faculty Fellows Program

Interested in applying for a DIFF? Meet with a former DIFF for application tips and review. Email

The FACET Research and Teaching Fellowships programs provide full-time faculty members with opportunities to lead campus-wide initiatives in their respective areas of expertise and help to shape faculty professional development programs throughout TU.

Support for TU faculty interested in incorporating a significant service-learning component into a course. 

Service-Learning Faculty Fellows

Interested in applying for a Fulbright? Meet with a former Fulbright Fellow for application tips and review. Email .

External Grants 

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR) grows, manages and protects the Towson University sponsored programs portfolio.

Internal Grants 

OER are free learning materials that are written for the purpose of being shared publicly with no compensation for the creator. FACET periodically offers grants to faculty for exploration or adoption/adaptation of OER for their classes. In addition to grants, recipients receive support and mentoring by the TU OER Community of Practice (CoP). Access the latest grant opportunity, with a deadline of May 10, 2021. If you have questions, please .

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research grows, manages and protects the Towson University sponsored programs portfolio.

The FACET Scholars program, formerly Towson Academy of Scholars, is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

The program’s purpose is to advance faculty research, with guidance from a nationally known scholar in the faculty member’s area of study.  At least three awards will be given to tenure-track Assistant Professors or Librarians I and II, who have been at Towson four years or fewer. All academic disciplines are welcome.

Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are due April 19, 2021!

View more and apply!

Periodically, faculty have the opportunity to meet with a panel who can help you develop and advance your project idea to potential funders. During this meeting, you will talk with representatives from BTUOSPRFACETOffice of Civic Engagement and Social ResponsibilitySET, and University AdvancementFor more information, please contact 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. 

Need an internal grant application review?

External Faculty Development

Access multi-week recorded video “courses” from national experts. Topics include:

  • A Guide to Building a Publishing Pipeline
  • Everything You Need to Know about Grant Writing
  • Write Proposals that Get Funded and Papers that Get Cited
  • Win a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Grant
  • Write Grants and Win Fellowships
  • How to Seek and Get Foundation Funding

Use your TU email address to activate your free Faculty Development & Diversity Account.

Professional Presentation Support

Make an appointment with the Director of the Public Communication Center to hone your conference presentation or public lecture skills. 

FACET provides large-format poster printing services to support faculty scholarly research

Research Ethics & Requirements

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research assists Towson University researchers in complying with federal regulations regarding human subjects, animal subjects, biological safety and international research.

Towson University follows a unique review process. Visit the Process Overview and Research & Review Categories pages for more information on current processes, procedures, and deadlines.  


The Data Studio on the main floor of Albert S. Cook Library contains four individual workstations and one group station in order to aid TU students, faculty, and staff in mapping, data analysis, and data visualization projects.

Many software titles are available to faculty, staff and students for free or at a discounted cost. This applies to both TU-owned and personal computers.

List of mapping software provided by Cook Library.

Community Engagement

This lib guide details what different academic journals and professional associations say about community engagement.