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
The University of South Dakota presents four faculty members recognized for their outstanding research, chosen by external reviewers for their research accomplishments, publications and grant success.
Jeffrey Simons, Ph.D., a University of South Dakota psychology professor, received a substantial grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his research project titled “Alcohol and ‘Heat of the Moment’ Sexual Decision Making among MSM: Identifying Mechanisms of Sexual Risk and Promoting Behavior Change Through Brief Intervention.”
The University of South Dakota is a co-recipient of a $998,750 information technology grant. The funding was granted to the South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR) from the National Science Foundation’s Campus Cyberinfrastructure program to provide high-speed access to advanced computing and data storage resources shared among all South Dakota public universities.