Office of Undergraduate Research Newsletter 
Spring 2018 Issue No. 9
May 4th, 2018
Our mission is to ensure that undergraduate students from all disciplines have the opportunity to engage in research, scholarly and creative activities during their time at USD.
Office of Undergraduate Research Highlights
Creative Collaborations
"The high-quality work you see reflects the intellectual curiosity of our undergraduate students and their ability to make substantial contributions to society. Creative Collaborations also showcases the commitment of our distinguished faculty in mentoring the next generation of research leaders, as well as USD's long-standing dedication to academic excellence by providing students with experiential and engaged learning opportunities," said USD Vice President and Provost, Dr. Gail F. Baker.... More
Faculty members, new and veteran professors and educators alike, are a catalyst for research to happen and to facilitate opportunities for students to gain this vital aspect of their educational and critical thinking skill set.

The events celebrating faculty members were the naming of USD’s Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor Awards for one senior and one junior faculty member; and a faculty recognition ceremony, which included recognition of... More
OUR Workshops
NSF GRFP Workshop
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 12:30 - 1:30 pm | Serra Hall 215
Are you thinking about going to graduate school in STEM or the Social Sciences? Did
you know that there are fellowships that will cover your tuition AND provide a stipend?
One of these is the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program
(NSF GRFP), a prestigious fellowship that provides three years of funding for a STEM
or Social Science Master's or Ph.D. program. Come learn from a previous NSF GRFP
recipient about the application requirements and how to make your application stand out
from the crowd!

*Refreshments will be provided*
Register as a Research Scholar
Undergraduate Research Scholar Benefits
  • 50% discount on on-campus housing during the summer (USD students only; see housing section below)
  • Participation in professional development workshops
  • Invitations to special networking events with other researchers*

For eligibility and more information please visit our website
Off Campus Research Opportunity
The Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence (SENS) Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program offers recent graduates the opportunity to conduct biomedical research to combat diseases of aging, such as cancer, atherosclerosis, and Parkinson's Disea se. The fellowship will last 10 months. The goal of the Postbaccalaureate Fellowship Program will be to prepare participants for a career in regenerative medicine research. Training will also include writing assignments that will improve each Fellow's ability to generate grant proposals, abstracts, and other scientific reports.

Application Deadline: 5/21/2018

Please visit their website for more info
Travel Award Funding is Available!
Thanks to Associated Students (AS), we have additional funding available for travel awards. If you are planning to present at a conference before June 4, you can apply for up to $500 for an individual or $1,000 as a group to fund your travel to the conference. Applications are on a first come first serve basis. For more information, click here!
Office of Undergraduate Research
Spring Office Hours

Monday - Friday 
8:00am - 4:00pm
Closed for Lunch 
11:30am -12:30pm

Founders Hall 146
(619) 260 - 8823