Evaluation of Proposals

This AO for potential Principal Investigators is aimed towards stimulating newer research in geological and atmospheric domain of Mars and for encouraging development of specific techniques utilising the MOM data at regional as well as local scales. Towards this, the proposals received in response to this AO will be evaluated considering primarily the scientific/technical merits. The principal elements considered in selecting the proposals, among other things, would be:

  • The overall, scientific or technical merit of the proposal, uniqueness and innovative methods, approaches or concepts planned to be demonstrated.
  • Potential for contributing to innovative science by making synergistic use of MOM and other international data sets.
  • The competence and relevant experience of the PIs and/or co-investigators for achieving the proposed objectives.

It is generally not envisaged to select multiple projects addressing the same geographical area or science theme or multiple proposals from the same institution.