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.
Research News & Stories
Students and local startup companies seeking to bring an innovative mindset and entrepreneurial skills to the state of South Dakota can receive funding, mentorship and a degree with the Technology Readiness Acceleration Center (TRAC) and Tech 2 Launch (T2L) programs at USD.
JoElla Kleinhesselink, a junior economics and political science double major at the University of South Dakota, was named a 2022-2023 David L. Boren Scholar and will study Afrikaans at the University of Cape Town in South Africa next spring.
Two University of South Dakota School of Health Sciences faculty members have collaborated on an enterprise to help dental patients curb the risks of alcohol and drug addiction and have been awarded a grant to implement their idea.