“The adversaries and potential adversaries and challenges we face in the 21st century have global ramifications.  Partners like the National Strategic Research Institute make sure we think about those challenges every day and make sure we’re doing business the right way.  The collective intellect and legal expertise they have assembled, whether they work for the military, academia or industry are essential to that effort."
General John E. Hyten , Commander, USSTRATCOM

“I remain staunchly committed to the growth and demand for the University of Nebraska’s University-Affiliated Research Center designation through the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Since 2012, the National Strategic Research Institute has skillfully carried this designation for our university, leading critical research, development, engineering and training for a wide range of Department of Defense sponsors. Because of the NSRI’s important work, the expanded investments we continue to make across our nationally recognized academic and research programs are vital for campuses, our partners, our sponsors and our combined futures.”
Dr. Susan Fritz , Interim President, University of Nebraska

The Power of Nebraska

State of the Art Research
State-of-the-Art Research Facilities

The University of Nebraska’s world-class facilities and researchers find solutions to the most pressing Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction challenges.

USSTRATCOM Partnership

NSRI’s partnership with USSTRATCOM provides multiple leverage points to understand CWMD requirements, advocacy for paths-to-solutions to federal agencies, and coordination of cutting-edge research.

Research Faculty

Access to over 350 interdisciplinary experienced researchers — in areas from microbiology to physics; bioinformatics to foreign relations — unparalleled ability to solve CWMD challenges.

Growing the Next Generation

NSRI Key Facts


Task Order Contracts and Grants


Researchers Available Across Four NU Campuses


Research Funding Awarded

Interested in working with one of the leading research institutions for CWMD?

Our partnership with USSTRATCOM provides an invaluable understanding of CWMD requirements gaps that require significant research solutions. Our UARC is a rapid response way to meet your research requirements. Find out what we can accomplish together.

NSRI Partnership Research Request

NSRI Compentency of Interest