Evaluation of Proposals

With the overall Chandrayaan-1 mission objectives as briefed in Section 1.0, this Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for potential Principal Investigators (PIs) is aimed towards stimulating newer research in geological domain for the Moon and for encouraging development of specific techniques by utilisation of Chandrayaan-1 data on a local/regional scales. Towards this, the proposals received in response to this AO will be evaluated considering primarily the scientific/technical merits.  A committee will be formed by SAC to evaluate the merits of the proposals.   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 Chandrayaan-1 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.