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Research and Economic Development

New Faculty Workshop

New Faculty and Faculty who want a refresher: Learn about resources available to strengthen your research and scholarship agenda.  Meet the professionals who will help you secure sponsorship, commercialize inventions, and stay abreast of regulations.  Light refreshments will be provided. 

  • Pre-Award and Post Award Procedures
  • Technology Transfer
  • Public-Private Partnering
  • Research Integrity, Compliance
  • Open Access


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

8:30 am – 12:30 pm

University Student Union

Lewis & Clark Room 262

NSF Day Video

On Thursday, 29 March 2018, SDSU hosted NSF Day.  Please click here to view a video that was created from the day's events.

10th Annual Avera/SDSU Research Symposium

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center

631 22nd Ave., Brookins, SD


The 10th Annual Avera/South Dakota State University Research Symposium will be held at McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center in Brookings on October 24, 2018. Two poster display sessions featuring preventive medicine/access to health care and commercialization of research conducted by Avera and SDSU will be incorporated into the event’s schedule.

You are encouraged to contribute poster presentations. Those seeking to display a research poster during one of the two sessions should submit an abstract by October 1, 2018.  Posters must be submitted using the attached Submission Form by sending as an e-mail attachment to . Each presenter will have a 5 ft. by 3 ft. space on which to place the poster.


The submitted abstract should contain the title of the presentation and the name(s) of the author(s) (the name of the presenter should be first and be underlined). It should also include a brief introduction, a summary of the methodology used, a summary of the results of the research, and any conclusions reached. Include any necessary acknowledgements at the end of the abstract. The abstract should be typed and single spaced, and should not exceed 300 words.

Those presenting posters must register to attend the event.

If you have questions, please call 605-322-8950 or visit

Division of Research and Economic Development

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South Dakota State University (SDSU) is building a future for South Dakota, the nation, and the globe. SDSU's primary land-grant mission is to create opportunities for our state through research and education. Research has been a vital part of SDSU since 1887 with the creation of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station. Since that time, SDSU has been the reliable resource for research-based information and community leadership. Today, research provides a solid knowledge base for economic development, academic programs, and experiential opportunities for students.

The recent growth of research has changed the stature and landscape of SDSU. Funding from grants and contracts in FY 2012 increased nearly three-fold since 2005. The funding portfolio is highly diversified and includes sources from several federal agencies, state funds, industry, non-governmental organizations, and gifts through the SDSU Foundation. The university is investing in new facilities and basic infrastructure, including a new greenhouse facility. New support staff have been added to help SDSU become more successful in today's competitive research arena.

Our primary strengths include agriculture, engineering, human health and nutrition, renewable energy, pharmaceutical sciences, geospatial information sciences, environmental sciences, and many other fields. Some basic points about SDSU research include:

  • SDSU has the most active research program in the state with nearly $70 million in research expenditures.
  • SDSU is South Dakota's first High Research Activity institution, as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • SDSU's ranking by the National Science Foundation has improved from 195th place in 2005 to 175th in 2011.
  • SDSU is the home of four active Governors Research Centers.

This web site provides information that is frequently requested by both SDSU staff and external stakeholders. Please use the links provided on the right side of this page to accesses institutional information, forms, policies, and contacts. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

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