Research & Sponsored Programs

About Us

Hours & Location
  • The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is located in rooms 105 and 107 in Slagle Hall on the main campus of USD.
  • Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (closed on state holidays)
ORSP Mission
The mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is to enable the highest quality research and creative activities by USD faculty, staff and students, thereby establishing the university's national prominence and competitiveness.

ORSP Vision
Research is integral to and highly visible in the daily life of The University of South Dakota. It is the foundation of rigorous graduate education and a distinguishing factor in the undergraduate liberal arts experience.  Drive to generate new knowledge is well balanced by ambition to convert that knowledge into tangible benefits to the state economy and societal well being.  Research of high impact is achieved through organized centers of interdisciplinary teams of faculty and students, focused on complex and sophisticated projects.  The quality of research is recognized through dissemination in prestigious venues and an increase in competitively awarded funding.