Research & Sponsored Programs

Government Relations

Senators Mike Rounds and John Thune and Representative Kristi Noem are our Congressional Delegation in Washington, DC. Over the years, federal funds have helped grow research in medicine, alternative energy, and other projects important in South Dakota.  Recent federal appropriations that have enabled USD to better serve the state and nation include: 

In addition, our Congressional Delegation has long supported the EPSCoR and IDeA programs, which provide funds to build research projects and infrastructure.  These programs help make South Dakota and other states with small populations and primarily agricultural economies more competitive in the current knowledge-based economy.

More information on the South Dakota Legislature may be found at:

For important guidelines regarding government relations please visit the myUSD Portal.