Resources for Researchers

The scholar-practitioner model is alive and well in SOLES where research interests cover a wide range of issues and topics. Multidisciplinary research is the norm, whether conducted by our students, faculty or centers and institutes.

USD provides a variety of resources to assist researchers. Listed below you'll find information and tools to assist in finding sources of funding and remaining in compliance with rules and regulations applicable to SOLES.

Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

The services of OSP are available to faculty, administrators, and students who are mentored by a faculty advisor.

Research News

Finding Grants and Research Funding

When considering sources of funding to support research, consider government and private organizations, especially private foundations. These databases provide access to a vast number of funding sources.

Links to Possible Sources of Funding

Although the following links are a small sampling of the types of funding sources available, many of them fund research and initiatives suited to the kind of scholarly work being done at SOLES. Before contacting a foundation please coordinate with the USD Foundation Relations Office for advice, counsel and best practices. That office can provide valuable insights on the funding strategies and objectives of many of the foundations that provide funding for research.

Faculty Development Grants

Each semester a limited amount of funds are set aside for faculty development workshops, symposia and certification opportunities that are in furtherance of SOLES' strategic directions. Faculty members are encouraged to apply to the Associate Dean’s office for faculty development grants. While the funds are not for conference attendance, registration fees for pre-conference workshops and events that advance faculty learning would be considered. As an example, registration fees for a workshop for faculty who wish to learn a new research method, or a symposium on effective grant writing would be favorably received.

Grant Submission Templates and Forms

Training Opportunities

Institutional Review Board Application and Forms

In October 2013, USD's IRB Committee initiated an abbreviated IRB proposal form that meets the criteria for research that is exempt in accordance with 45 CFR 46.101 (2) (b).