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InDEPENDENT research & development

innovation for mission-essential research


NSRI has awarded seven NU researchers with funding for independent research and development.

View 2021 IRAD projects

2022 Calendar

RFP Release
November 2021 — exact date TBD

Selection Process

The review process for submissions reflects both a rigorous programmatic review and technical review to ensure that IRAD projects map clearly to NSRI’s mission.

Programmatic review: Applications — which must be led by a University of Nebraska researcher, faculty, students or staff — will be reviewed by the appropriate NSRI director. Up to 10 finalists will be selected to move on to the technical merit review round.

Technical merit review: NSRI directors with project proposers will present to a technical review committee comprised of subject matter experts.

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