Are you a researcher looking to apply your expertise to a challenging problem in the national security arena?

Many research programs are available throughout the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and other U.S. Government agencies, as well as with industry partners working on national security solutions.

Please contact us to learn more about any of the below opportunities!

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Research Opportunities

While many research opportunities are posted on or, some are not, and some require additional information posted on the agency site or available from government program managers to interpret the solicitation. Below is a partial list of government agencies seeking research partners.

INSURE Consortium – Join the mailing list!

UW–Madison is a founding member of the Intelligence and Security University Research Enterprise (INSURE) Consortium, a part of the Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS).

There are multiple pathways to funding, including engaging a potential sponsor directly about work and develop programming, members conducting joint program development, leveraging inter-institutional strengths, or a government agency requests R&D effort needing INSURE strengths.

Army Futures Command (AFC)

AFC integrates, oversees, or has direct visibility on all modernization priorities and major research and development for the Army. Much of AFC’s work happens via Cross Functional Teams (CFTs).

Army AI Integration Center (AI2C)

AI2C seeks research proposals in the following areas:

Army Research Lab (ARL)

ARL seeks research proposals in the following areas:

U.S. Cyber Command – Join the mailing list!

UW–Madison is a charter member of the U.S. Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) Academic Engagement Network (AEN). As a member of the network, UW–Madison will:

  • Receive communications about changes in the cyberspace domain that may impact their students, programs, research, and partnerships;
  • Receive invitations to exclusive meetings about USCYBERCOM’s most pressing technical and non-technical problems, as well as how to benefit from key DoD programs that impact cyberspace (e.g. University Consortium for Cybersecurity); and
  • Gain access to guest lecturers from USCYBERCOM on cyberspace strategy, policy, law, innovation, and workforce issues.

DOD Innovation Pathways

Innovation in the DoD is an exciting, fast-paced, dynamic environment. With so many opportunities these pathways will help you navigate to find the right opportunity for you!

Other research partners:

Department of Defense (DOD)


Intelligence Community (IC)

Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Other Agencies

Other Resources

UW–Madison Resources

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  • DOD Commercial and Governmental Entity (CAGE) Code: 4PT89
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