Submission of Research Proposal

An individual or group(s) of scientists / engineers affiliated to any academic institution/autonomous R&D institutions and/or faculty members of recognised academic institutions and universities may submit proposals. 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.

The proposals should preferably be submitted in the areas of Space Science, Space Technology and Space Applications. There is no last date for submitting proposals. 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.

Seven copies of the proposal on standard A4 size paper (297mmX210mm) should be prepared in the format. Please note that all the Forms - "Form-A", "Form-B", "Form-C" and the "Application for Grant of Funds" needs to be filled appropriately. All formats are available here.

Five copies of the proposal, in the respective areas given below should be sent to one of the following ISRO Centers :

Space Sciences Director
Physical Research Laboratory
Navarangapura, Ahmedabad 380 009.
e-mail :
Atmospheric Sciences

National Atmospheric Research Laboratory
Gadanki, Pakala Mandal Pin-517 112
Andra Pradesh
e-mail :

Rockets, launch vehicles
and space technology
including Avionics

Vikram Sarabai Space Centre
Thrivananthapuram 695 022
e-mail :

Remote Sensing

National Remote Sensing Centre
Deptartment of Space, ISRO
Hyderabad - 500 625(A.P.) INDIA.
e-mail :

Space Applications
Space communications,
Remote sensing and meteorology.


Space Applications Centre
Jodhpur Tekra
Ahmedabad 380 015.
e-mail :

Satellite Technology

U R Rao Satellite Centre
P.O. No. 1795, HAL Airport Road
Vimanpura Post
Bangalore 560 017
e-mail :

Systems studies related to tracking, telemetry, telecommand and other ground instrumentation for satellites and launch vehicles

Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR
Sriharikota P.O. 524 124
Nellore District. Andhra Pradesh
e-mail :


Liquid Propulsion System Centre
Valiamala P.O
Thrivananthapuram 695 547
e-mail :

Semiconductors, MEMS

Semi-Conductors Laboratory
Sector, 72
SAS Nagar 160071 (Near Chandigarh)
e-mail :

Remote sensing, Image processing, Hyperspectral and microwave remote sensing, Forest and environment, Disaster management etc

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
135/4, Kalidas Road, PB No 135
Dehradun 248 001
e-mail :


ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC)
Mahendragiri 627133
Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu
e-mail :

Inertial Systems, micro actuators, Accelerometer etc.

ISRO Inertial System Unit
Vattiyoorkavu P.O
Thiruvananthapuram 695013
e-mail :

Hyperspectral and microwave remote sensing, UAV and applications, Forest phonology, biomass, Location based weather forecasting, Nowcasting for thunderstorms, lightening, space applications specific to NE region etc.

North Eastern Space Applications Centre
Umiam 793 103
e-mail :

Some illustrative examples of specific problems in the above-mentioned areas can be made available by ISRO from time to time by sharing the titles of the old projects. Proposers need not feel to be restricted in the selection of subjects, research areas etc for the proposals, but they need to demonstrate the intrinsic scientific merit. However, ISRO reserves the right to not to fund any proposal (s), if in its opinion, similar proposals are already funded or similar work is already done in ISRO.

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Two copies of all proposals must be sent to :

Director, Capcity Building Programme Office (CBPO) ,
ISRO Head Quarters,
Department of Space,
Antariksh Bhavan,
New BEL Road,
Bangalore 560 231
E-mail :

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.