At USD, graduate students explore innovative areas of interest, actively pursue their own research, and present at local and national conferences. Each spring, USD runs IDEAFest, a student conference where you can share your work with faculty, colleagues, and guests. USD also has other presentation opportunities, such as the biannual Women and Gender Studies Research Conference among others. The Department of English also provides travel funds to students who travel to regional or national conferences to present. Additional research and grant opportunities include:
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®)
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition provides the opportunity to communicate the significance and impact of your research project in just three minutes.
Grad Research and Creative Scholarship Grants
The Graduate School assists with the funding of research and creative activity projects through grant opportunities throughout the year. Grants are awarded through a competitive application process conducted by the Graduate Council.
IdeaFest is an annual event celebrating student research, creative scholarship and academic engagement. Undergraduate and graduate students in all disciplines present their work in oral and poster presentations, live performances, readings, exhibits and displays.