Research Opportunities Available

CURCS Mini-Grant Program

Student researchers and creative scholars can apply for mini-grants to support their research locally or presentations at national conferences to showcase their work.

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This annual event is a celebration of student research, creative scholarship and academic engagement. Undergraduate, graduate and professional students present their work in oral and poster presentations, live performances, readings, exhibits and displays. Nationally recognized scholars are invited to speak.

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U Discover Summer Scholar Program

This program is an opportunity for undergraduate students to perform research or creative scholarship over the summer under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students from all disciplines are invited to apply and, if selected, will receive funding. The 10-week program also includes workshops and lunch meetings to fully integrate students into the world of research. Applications are now closed and interviews will be held on April 11 and 12, 2017.

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Summer Program for Undergraduate Research in Addiction (SPURA)

The Center for Brain and Behavior Research will be offering a multidisciplinary summer research program in 2015 aimed at providing USD undergraduate students with an opportunity to conduct high-quality, mentored, hypothesis-driven research in fields related to substance use, abuse and related or underlying mental health issues.

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For questions or to request more information about these and other research or creative scholarship programs, email