Research and Creative Scholarship Opportunities at the University of South Dakota

Research and creative scholarships are an integral part of the University of South Dakota's mission and an important facet of most graduate education programs. Faculty and students pursue research in virtually all academic departments on campus, and in many cases, research or creative scholarship is a required portion of a graduate degree program. Additionally, there are many interdisciplinary and mission-oriented institutes on campus that carry out research.

2016 Graduate Academic and Creative Research Grants

Graduate students can become involved in the research occurring in the the following institutes:

Graduate students generally pursue research in collaboration with a faculty advisor housed in the student's major department.  Academic credit is given for research, which contributes to the thesis or dissertation the student prepares as part of his/her Graduate Program of Study.

The mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (OSRP) is to support and expand competitive research and creative scholarship at USD.  The OSRP achieves this mission through several activities and services including the Office of Human Subjects Protection, pre- and post-award support, internal grants programs, and state, regional, and federal relations in the context of competitive research development.  For more information, visit the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.

If you have questions, please contact the Graduate School at 800-233-7937 or by e-mail at