Office of Research & Sponsored ProgramsOffice
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
Long before becoming the chair of the Department of Biology, Jake Kerby, Ph.D., was a pre-medical student looking for ways to stack his resume and gain experience. For Kerby, undergraduate research proved to be the best way to do that, and now, he’s committed to giving students at the University of South Dakota the same transformative experience he had.
University of South Dakota’s Travis Loof, Ph.D., recently presented at the inaugural Newhouse Summit, which focused on connecting academia with industry by examining the future of artificial intelligence (AI). The summit was held in July at the Newhouse School at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York.
Two faculty members in the University of South Dakota College of Arts & Sciences received funding totaling $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Funding for Accelerated, Inclusive Research (FAIR) initiative. USD’s faculty, Dongming Mei, Ph.D., and Vijayalakshmi Saravanan, Ph.D., are the only recipients from South Dakota who received this highly competitive grant.