Arizona State University has a history of success in supporting the veterans among our students, faculty and staff, and as major national center for conducting research of value to our national security and our nation’s well being.

In 2016, ASU researchers submitted $192 million in proposals to the Department of Defense, reached $32 million in DoD-funded research expenditures. According to the most recent National Science Foundation HERD survey (2015), ASU ranks 32th in the nation for DoD-funded research expenditures. More information can be found here.

In addition, of more than 100 schools granted awards to help defend our country, ASU is ranked 5th by the Defense University Resarch Infranstructure Program (DURIP). 

ASU research ranges from studies of global security, flexible electronics and robotics to studies of religion and conflict, PTSD, cognitive communication, communication strategies, neuroprosthetics and pandemics. 


Biodesign Institute addresses critical global challenges in healthcare, sustainability and security.
Biological and Health Systems Engineering applies apply engineering principles to solve problems in biology, medicine, robotics and physiology.
ASU is a national leader in bringing humanistic and artistic knowledge to addressing a variety of societal challenges, including our national security efforts.
Center on the Future of War brings together thinkers and practitioners to address the challenges posed by changes in how wars are fought.
Making electronics flexible opens up a world of possibilities—from video screens embedded in soldiers’ uniforms to X-ray detectors that can wrap around natural gas pipes to detect leaks.
The Global Security Initiative studies wicked problems in the areas of climate impact, cybersecurity, robotics and autonomous systems.
The McCain Institute is part of ASU, based in Washington, D.C. and focused on impacting the nation’s and world’s most critical issues and discussions.
Veterans' Wellness Research Center conducts research and offers support for vets affected by combat-related stress and trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).