The Maryland Center at Bowie State University, Inc. (The Center) is a non-profit organization that is an affiliated foundation of the University System of Maryland (USM) located on the campus of Bowie State University. In December 2003, the Center was granted affiliated foundation status by the Board of Regents for the University System of Maryland. As an affiliated foundation, the Center engages in and supports activities to further enhance the educational, research or service mission of Bowie State University. Through this collaboration, The Maryland Center and Bowie State work in concert to increase the research capacity of the University. The combined experience of Bowie State personnel and Maryland Center staff boast senior staff members that serve as principle investigators, research scientist, finance, information technology and administrative staff. The Center has a strong organizational infrastructure.

Since the inception of the Maryland Center, the organization has administered numerous grants and contracts. Current and past funders include: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; U.S. Department of Education; U.S. Defense Department; The Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene; The University of Maryland School of Medicine Office of Policy and Planning; Prince George’s County Government; and Blue Cross Blue Shield.