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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
Two former students of the University of South Dakota’s Summer Program for Undergraduate Research in Addiction (SPURA) – Sophia Van Buskirk and Ahmed Nahian – recently had their research highlighted at the 2023 Symposium on Substance Use Research.
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 alumnus Eric Leise, Ed.D., was named this year’s winner of the Marjorie Peace Lenn Research Award by the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC).