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RESPOND Basket - 2021

"SCL Respond BASKET-2021" comprises a set of most urgent and immediate research areas for the academia to select and prepare detailed proposals under RESPOND programme

  1. RESPOND BASKET comprises of the most urgent and important research problems identified by SCL on the basis of ISRO´s upcoming programmatic R&D requirements. Each research problem comprises of a brief write-up about the topic for the faculty of the academic Institutions/R&D laboratories other than the Space Technology Cells (STCs) and Regional Academic Centre for Space (RAC-S) to select and prepare the proposals.
  2. An individual or group(s) of scientists / faculty members affiliated to any academic institution/autonomous R&D institutions are eligible for submitting the proposals. The Principal Investigator(s) should be a full-time employee(s) of the concerned institution.
  3. Principal Investigator shall be a domain expert in the area to which the proposal belongs to and must be a full time employee/faculty of the institution forwarding the application. There may also be co-investigator(s) from the same/different institution(s) working on the project. But satisfactory completion of a project will be the responsibility of the Principal Investigator and the institution involved.
  4. One hard copy and one soft copy of the proposal shall be submitted to:

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

    One hard copy and a soft copy of the proposal must be sent to:

    Capacity Building Programme Office (CBPO),
    ISRO Head Quarters,
    Department of Space,
    Antariksh Bhavan,
    New BEL Road,
    Bangalore - 560 094
    e-mail :

    The last date for submitting the proposals under "RESPOND Basket" was March 15, 2021 and is closed for the year 2021.

  5. The submitted proposal will be subjected to critical evaluation at SCL. The proposal will be evaluated on the basis of novelty, methodology, approach, experience of the PI in the subject area, duration of the project, budget etc.