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
University of South Dakota Department of Anthropology and Sociology assistant professor Tony Krus, Ph.D., is currently hosting the fourth annual Susan Tuve Archaeology Field School, leading 12 students at archaeological sites in Clay County and Sturgis, South Dakota.
University of South Dakota’s Assistant Professor of Chemistry Bess Vlaisavljevich, Ph.D., has received a grant from the Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program to study the internal workings of heavy elements. Her study is titled “CASPT2 Geometries, Spectra, and Relativistic Electronic Structures of Actinide Species” and provides $750,000 supporting five years of research.
Through his internship with an environmental conservation organization in Sioux Falls, University of South Dakota graduate student Austin Wallace '21 is helping develop a plan for Sioux Falls to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030.