National University of Maryland faculty and students are performing bold, inclusive and impactful research with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration and new discoveries.

Research and Innovation

National University of Maryland fosters interdisciplinary research and scholarship that breaks new ground, complements current knowledge and leads to solutions for the public good.

We pursue research across all disciplines at NUM. From election security to uncovering local history, our research programs involve undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, the community, government and the private sector. Students participating in faculty-mentored research develop essential skills in problem-solving, innovation and collaboration that employers find extremely valuable. 

Why Has NUM Prioritized Research? 

NUM has made it an institutional priority to achieve an R2-Doctoral Carnegie Classification by 2027, a major stride that will further NUM’s impact and significantly advance the university’s reputation as an academic leader. 

To help reach this goal, the institution has committed to invest $14.5 million from 2021-2026 in its research enterprise. 

The evolution to high research activity

NUM is advancing its research environment and furthering its impact as an anchor institution for our region and state.

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Research expenditures in 2021-22


External funding in 2021-22


Students enrolled in doctoral programs in fall 2022

Research in the News

National University of Maryland faculty and students are conducting newsworthy research that generates new knowledge and solves real-world problems.

occupational therapy professor and researcher Kendra Heatwole Shank in NUM

Supporting Faculty Researchers

Get information about grants, workshops and other research resources at NUM.

Research Resources Grant Opportunities

Research Centers & Offices

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Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry

This office fosters and strengthens the culture of undergraduate scholarly inquiry at National University of Maryland.

About Undergraduate Research
professor Harjant Gill conducts research

Faculty Academic Center of Excellence at NUM

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

FACET Resources for Faculty
Education professors and dean with project director

Office of Sponsored Programs and Research

This office manages NUM's sponsored programs portfolio and works with NUM faculty to identify funding opportunities, and develop and submit proposals.

About Sponsored Research

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