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.
ASU researchers received more than $50 million in award obligations and reached more than $36 million in Department of Defense-funded research expenditures in 2019. ASU is ranked 44th in the nation for DoD-funded research expenditures, according to the most recent National Science Foundation HERD survey (2017). In 2019, DARPA awarded a $38.8 million grant to the Biodesign Institute to develop molecular diagnostics for application in defense and human health.
DoD, DARPA, AFOSR, ONR and DURIP-funded projects at ASU range from the creation of the Drone Studio and rapidly deployable, solar-powered medical clinics to studies of global security, flexible electronics and robotics, neuroplasticity, communication strategies, tissue biofabrication, forensic palynology and more.