Sponsored Research (RESPOND) at SAC

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Proposal Submission



Individual or group(s) of scientists, engineers, members of the teaching staff, research workers belonging to recognised academic institutions, universities and research organizations may submit proposals. The proposer(s) should be full-time employee(s) of the concerned institution. Proposals with applications for research grants must be forwarded by the institution. Proposals from persons not attached to a recognized institution cannot be considered.

The proposals should preferably be submitted in response to announcements made by ISRO for such purpose from time to time. There is no last date for submitting proposals. Decisions on support are generally taken twice in a year, during February-March and August-September. Each proposal must name a Principal Investigator from the institution forwarding the application. There may also be co-investigator(s) from different institutions working on the project. But satisfactory completion of a project will be the responsibility of the Principal Investigator and his institution. Each proposal should provide such information as:

Bio-data of all the investigators. (Age may be indicated).
  Brief description of the research proposed including the objectives and the scientific/application merits of the work.
  Description of the method or technique to be used for the proposed investigation.
  The extent of financial support needed for executing the work within the shortest possible time.
  A list of research projects related to the proposal undertaken or carried out through funding by other Agencies.

Seven copies of the proposal on standard A4 size paper (297mmX210mm) should be prepared in the format given in Forms & Procedure.

Five copies of the proposal in the Space Applications, Space communications, Remote sensing and meteorology areas should be sent to following address :

Space Applications Centre, ISRO
Ambavadi Vistar P.O.
Ahmedabad - 380 015
e-mail : director@sac.isro.gov.in



Two copies of the proposal must be sent to:

Scientific Secretary
Indian Space Research Organisation HQ
Department of Space
Government of India
Antariksh Bhavan
New BEL Road
Bangalore - 560 231
e-mail : scientificsecretary@isro.gov.in

Along with the declaration in the format, Proposals are processed and evaluated through procedures laid down by ISRO for this purpose. Proposers are normally informed about the outcome of the evaluation in April or October.