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Research Grants for Doctoral Students -
Application Deadline is March 15, 2013

Grants for Academic Research:  The availability of approximately $80,000 in funding for the 2012 Employment and Training Administration's Research Paper Program was announced this week.  During this fourth round of funding, the department plans to make eight-to-ten awards on a competitive basis to doctoral students to carry out policy relevant research on employment and training. Topics of interest include but are not limited to Understanding Changing Labor Markets, Identifying Effective Strategies, Improving Workforce System Infrastructure, Addressing the Needs of Special Populations, and Building Research Infrastructure and Support. The application deadline is March 15, 2013Learn More 

Research and Creative Scholarship Opportunities at
the University of South Dakota

Research and creative scholarships are an integral part of the University of South Dakota's mission and an important facet of most graduate education programs.  Faculty and students pursue research in vitally all academic departments on campus, and in many cases, research or creative scholarship is a required portion of a graduate degree program.  Additionally, there are many interdisciplinary and mission-oriented institutes on campus that carry out research.  Graduate students can become involved in the research occurring in the the following institutes:

2013 Graduate Student Research & Creative Activity Grants

Graduate students generally pursue research in collaboration with a faculty advisor housed in the student's major department.  Academic credit is given for research, which contributes to the thesis or dissertation the student prepares as part of his/her Graduate Program of Study.

The mission of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (OSRP) is to support and expand competitive research and creative scholarship at USD.  The OSRP achieves this mission through several activities and services including the Office of Human Subjects Protection, pre- and post-award support, internal grants programs, and state, regional, and federal relations in the context of competitive research development.  For more information, visit the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

If you have questions, please contact the Graduate School at or 1-800-233-7937.