Submission of Research Proposal

An individual or group(s) of scientists / faculty members affiliated to any academic institution/autonomous R&D institutions may submit proposals.Faculty of STCs and RAC-S established at various IITs/NITs; IISc and SPPU can select and generate proposals from Research Areas in Space document.Faculty of the academic institutions/R&D labs othe than STCs and RAC-S can select and generate proposals from Respond Basket.The Principal Investigator(s) should be full-time employee(s) of the concerned institution. The age limit for the Principal Investigator should be below 65 years (sixty five)  including the project period.The Head of the academic institution must forward proposals with application for research grants. Proposals from individuals not affiliated to any recognized institution will not be considered.

Each proposal must name a Principal Investigator who is a domain expert in the area to which the proposal belongs and who is a full time employee/faculty of the institution forwarding the application. There may also be co-investigator(s) from the same/different institutions working on the project. But satisfactory completion of a project will be the responsibility of the Principal Investigator and her/his institution. Each proposal should provide the following information :

  • Detailed bio-data of all the investigators (Age also to be indicated) including publications/awards & recognition received.
  • Contact details: address, email id, telephone/fax numbers of investigators and head of the institution forwarding the proposal
  • Brief description of the research proposed including the objectives and the scientific/application merits of the work.
  • Description of the research methodology or technique to be used for the proposed projected.
  • The extent of financial support needed from ISRO 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.
  • Name and address of the Scientist/Engineer of ISRO with whom the PI had co-ordinated.

One hard copy and a soft copy of the proposal shall be sent to the respective ISRO/DOS Centre to the addresses given below with a copy to Respond Office, ISRO HQs. All formats are available here.



Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

Respond Coordinator
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO PO
Thiruvananthapuram : 695 022
e-mail: respond[at]vssc[dot]gov[dot]in

Space Applications Centre

Respond Coordinator
Space Applications Centre
Ambavadi Vistar PO
Ahmedabad: 380 015
e-mail: research_sac[at]sac.isro[dot]gov[dot]in

U R Rao Satellite Centre


Respond Coordinator,
U R Rao Satellite Centre
HAL Airport Road
Vimanapura PO
Bengaluru: 560 017
e-mail: ganeshan[at]ursc[dot]gov[dot]in

National Remote Sensing Centre

Respond Coordinator
National Remote Sensing Centre, Balanagar
Hyderabad: 500 037
e-mail: krishnaiah_p[at]nrsc[dot]gov[dot]in

Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre

Respond Coordinator,
Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Valiamala PO
Thiruvananthapuram: 695 547
e-mail: respond[at]lpsc[dot]gov[dot]in

ISRO Propulsion Complex


Respond Coordinator
ISRO Propulsion Complex
Mahendragiri: 627 133
e-mail: nagarajan.c[at]iprc[dot]gov[dot]in

Physical Research Laboratory

Respond Coordinator
Udaipur Solar Observatory
Physical Research Laboratory
Badi Road, Dewali
e-mail: respond[at]prl[dot]res[dot]in

Satish Dhawan Space Centre-SHAR

Respond Coordinator
Satish Dhawan Space Centre-SHAR: 524 124
Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh
e-mail: nrbala[at]shar[dot]gov[dot]in

Semiconductor Laboratory


Respond Coordinator
Semiconductor Laboratory Laboratory
Sector 72, SAS Nagar - 160071
(Near Chandigarh)
e-mail: gh_ppg[at]scl[dot]gov[dot]in

ISRO Inertial Systems Unit

Respond Coordinator
ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU), Vattiyoorkavu PO
Thiruvananthapuram: 695 013
e-mail: s_sivasubramony[at]vssc[dot]gov[dot]in

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing

Respond Coordinator
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing,
4 Kalidas Road
e-mail: vandita[at]iirs[dot]gov[dot]in

North Eastern Space Applications Centre

Respond Coordinator
North Eastern Space Applications Centre,
Umiam: 793 103
e-mail: sarmakk[at]gmail[dot]com

National Atmospheric Research Laboratory

Respond Coordinator
National Atmospheric Research Laboratory
Gadanki-517 112, Pakala Mandal, Chittoor District,
Andhra Pradesh
e-mail: susridharan[at]narl[dot]gov[dot]in


One hard copy and a soft copy of the proposal must be sent to Respond Ofiice, CBPO, ISRO HQs to the following address :

Director, Capacity Building Programme Office (CBPO) ,
ISRO Head Quarters,
Department of Space,
Antariksh Bhavan,
New BEL Road,
Bangalore 560 094
E-mail : respond[at]isro[dot]gov[dot]in

Proposals will be evaluated by domain experts (internal and/or external) for its novelty, usefulness to Indian Space Programme and other Scientific/ technical merits. The proposal may call for changes based on review and the PI will have to re-submit the proposal incorporating the recommended changes. Proposers are informed about the outcome of the evaluation of their research proposals.