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The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs supports and expands competitive research and creative scholarship at USD. The office oversees USD's research function, assisting faculty and researchers, generating student opportunities, and establishing and administering policies governing the conduct of research and overseeing the management of research programs.
Promoting and Supporting Research at USD
Research and creative activities constitute one of the most valued contributions from the faculty and students of the University of South Dakota. They are the foundation of a rigorous graduate education, a distinguishing factor in the undergraduate liberal arts experience and a tangible illustration of our faculty's contributions to the world.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs is committed to cultivating and supporting the unending curiosity of our research community at USD. Our office has overall responsibility for the university's research function, assisting faculty and researchers, establishing and administering policies governing the conduct of research and overseeing the management of research programs. We assist investigators seeking external funding, partner with government and commercial partners to grow USD's research enterprise and assist in bringing the benefits of research discoveries to the public and private sectors.
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Research News & Stories
Priyam Pandey, a Ph.D. student in data science and engineering at the University of South Dakota, received first place at the seventh annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition held on Feb. 21 in the Muenster University Center Ballroom.
A University of South Dakota study on crisis communication found that information delivered by an artificial intelligence (AI) source elicits a similar level of trust as that from a human representative. The study also showed the reputation of the organization using AI to communicate in a crisis took no hits to its credibility.
When University of South Dakota senior mathematical sciences major Olivia Roberts presented her research on musical systems this January at the 2024 Joint Mathematics Meeting in San Francisco – one of the largest gatherings of mathematicians in the world – she was surprised at her paper’s reception.