“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

“This partnership between the National Strategic Research Institute (NSRI) at the University of Nebraska (NU) and United States Strategic Command is an extraordinary development for our university, our state and our nation. The research being conducted at the NU campuses, as a result of the NSRI leadership and collaboration with the Department of Defense, strengthens our national security, enhances the critical defense system in place at USSTRATCOM and recognizes the world-class research at the University of Nebraska.”
Dr. Hank Bounds , 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 partnering 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