Research Support

We increase the margin of excellence at NPS by funding innovative national security research through our Defense Innovation Fund and Seed Program. These programs allow private funding to quickly and directly propel innovation in the Department of Defense and strengthen our national security. The research we help fund is at the forefront of responding to the new threats facing our country. We invite you to learn more and to join us in our mission to fuel more NPS research each year. 

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Defense Innovation Fund

Supports a wide range of research and defense-focused projects at NPS.


Seed Program

Combines the spirit of venture capital thinking with the innovative ideas of some of the brightest minds in national security.