Research & Sponsored Programs

Sponsored Programs

Funding for research and creative work at USD comes from external sources (government agencies, foundations, private corporate partners) as well as focused internal programs. Whatever the source, the competition for financial project support is keen. The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs provides assistance and consultation to support faculty and student researchers and scholars in their efforts to gain a competitive edge.  Sponsored Programs staff manage a rapidly growing number of funding applications from USD, submitting nearly 350 proposals last year.

Useful Reference Information
Official Name and Address: University of South Dakota, 414 E. Clark St., Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
EIN: 46-6003541
DUNS #: 929930808
Congressional District: SD-001
Institutional Animal Care & Use Assurance #: A3207-01
Human Subjects Federal-Wide Assurance: FWA00002421
Authorized Organizational Representative: Mary Berry, PhD, Interim Vice President for Research
Financial Point of Contact: Jerry Bartling, Director of Grants Accounting
Administrative Point of Contact: Jocelynn Fitch, Lead Grants Specialist

Additional grantsmanship resources such as training, budget forms, and writing and editing assistance for faculty and staff are located in the myUSD Portal.

For Collaborators & Funding Partners:

Please contact ORSP Sponsored Programs staff for assistance with:

  • Obtaining signatures for awards and contracts
  • Subaward processing
  • Collaboration agreements/ letters of support
  • Project progress reporting status
  • Initiating transfers/relinquishments
  • Information about Facilities & Administration costs
  • Locating USD faculty with specific expertise as potential project partners
  • General information requests

Partners in Growth

Farber Bronze in front of Slagle Hall Located in Slagle Hall, the ORSP Sponsored Programs staff offer a range of support, information, and assistance to faculty seeking external funding for research and creative work.