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Summer Research Funding

Below is the application process for selected summer undergraduate research programs at South Dakota State University.

The application for funding in 2017 will be available on this page in early February. Awards will be competitive and based on the design of the proposed studies, quality of the application, and potential for project success.

Students are able to submit one application for research support from a variety of different funding sources, including the Joseph F. Nelson mentorship, the USDA-funded Meeting the Grand Challenges program, and the Honors College Undergraduate Research Fund. Proposals will be matched according to the criteria associated with the various funding sources. 

Keep in mind that this is not a universal undergraduate research application. Many departments, colleges, and programs manage their own undergraduate research programs, and interested students are encouraged to pursue these opportunities as well.

Other opportunities for undergraduate research funding (that are not covered by this application) include the Griffith Undergraduate Research Program through the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, the Daschle Scholars Program through the College of Arts and Sciences, the GISCE Scholars Program, and the Tanaka and Twila Okken Awards through the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

*Note: This call for proposals was formerly distributed under the title of the Joseph F. Nelson Mentorship Program. In its current form, the common application materials submitted herein make students eligible for support from the Joseph F. Nelson Mentorship Program in addition to several others funding sources.