The internal research and development (IRAD) program at the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska seeks to enable and support NSRI’s core research areas now and in the future. It catalyzes innovation efforts that support NSRI’s mission and proactively serves NSRI customers throughout the Department of Defense and other federal agencies. Finally, NSRI IRAD cultivates national security-focused research within the University of Nebraska campuses.
Research Focus AreasNSRI’s research focus areas directly pursue the institute's mission. IRAD project proposals for research, development and training deliverables are all encouraged.
The review process reflects both a rigorous programmatic review and technical review to ensure that IRAD projects map clearly to NSRI’s mission.
Programmatic review: Applications 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.
November 2, 2020
RFP available (left)
Open question period (see form below)
January 15, 2021
Phase I proposals due
February 15, 2021
March 15, 2021
Phase II proposals due
Announcement of IRAD recipients
July 1, 2021