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USD Graduate School Awards Research and Creative Scholarship Grants

Seal o the University of South Dakota Sixteen USD graduate students received a Graduate Research and Creative Scholarship Grant.

VERMILLION, S.D. – Sixteen graduate students are recipients of the Graduate Research and Creative Scholarship Grant awarded by the University of South Dakota.

“These grants provide an opportunity for graduate students to perfect their writing and grantsmanship skills,” said Ranjit T. Koodali, Ph.D., dean of the USD Graduate School. “The grants allow students to travel to professional meetings and showcase the high quality of research and creative scholarship being pursued at USD. Students may also use the money to purchase materials and supplies for their research and creative scholarship projects.”

The grants, up to $750, are awarded through a competitive process conducted by the Graduate Council. Grant awardees include students from the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Fine Arts, Sanford School of Medicine and the School of Education.

A second call for proposals is planned for spring 2019. See a complete list of the award winners for fall 2018.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News