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!
While many research opportunities are posted on Grants.gov or SAM.gov, 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.
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). See the ARLIS Annual Report and Program Review for more information on research areas:
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.
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).
AI2C seeks research proposals in the following areas:
- Transformative Artificial Intelligence Research and Applications
- Innovative & Transformative Commercial Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technologies Commercial Solutions
ARL seeks research proposals in the following areas:
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.
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:
- National Security Innovation Network (NSIN)
- Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
- Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
- Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
- Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC)
- Army Research Lab (ARL)
- Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP)
- Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
- Office of Naval Research (ONR)
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
- Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA)
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
- National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
- National Security Agency (NSA)
- US Agency for International Development (USAID)
- US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- NSA ARC
- NRO ACE
- UW System Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) — SBIR/STTR resources
- UW-Madison Discovery to Product (D2P)
- Wisconsin Technology Council
- Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number: 627910180
- GSA Unique Entity Identifier (UEI): 6279101800000
- SAM Unique Entity Identifier (UEI): J2QCB7B9HC49
- DOD Commercial and Governmental Entity (CAGE) Code: 4PT89
- CAGE Registration: Valid Through 11/18/2027
- IRS Employer Identification Number (EIN): 56-2558056
- SAM Registration: Valid Through 11/16/2023
- Security Management Office (SMO) Code: 4PT894
- CAO-PAY: S1403A-HQ0339