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​Second thematic grant call from OSTIn

Published on : 02-Nov-2014

The second thematic grant call from the OSTIn (Office for Space Technology and Industry) is now open. Researchers with expertise in Satellite & Space matters are strongly encouraged to apply. Key details of this grant call available in the table below:

Title of grant call 2nd Thematic Call for Proposals on Satellite Technologies
Competitive grant call?Yes
Nature of grant callThematic
  • Theme #1 Development of ITAR-free payloads in the area of asset-tracking for small satellites
  • Theme #2 Development of ITAR-free subsystems & components in the areas of power storage & generation, movement control and data communication for small satellites
  • Theme # 3 Development of automated and predictive analytics based on multispectral & SAR imagery for applications in precision agriculture, environmental monitoring or asset tracking
  • Special note: Researchers may submit proposals with themes that do not fall within OSTIn's mentioned problem statement, provided they contact OSTIn directly for assessment of their proposals prior to submission
Project durationNo more than 3 years. Strong justification required for duration longer than 3 years
Maximum budget allowed$ 1.5 million including indirect costs
Grant Submission Process
  • 2-stage process:
    • White Paper and
    • Full Proposal (upon invitation)
  • All submissions are valid only if submitted through RITA by OSTIn's stipulated deadline and endorsed by NTU's endorsement authority;
  • First time users may register for a RITA account here and
  • RITA user-guide is available here
Assessment criteria (broad set of criteria)
  • Significance of research
  • Economic Potential
  • Team profile
  • Project management and cost
Industry relevanceOSTIn focuses on industry-relevant R&D. Projects with a greater degree of industry support and collaboration are preferred by the OSTIn.
Briefing by OSTInOSTIn has invited all researchers to attend abriefing on 13 Oct 2014, 4 pm to 5:30 pm. Interested applicants are encouraged to attend. Please confirm attendance with OSTIn directly.

Interested applicants are requested to prepare their proposals in accordance to OSTIn's guidelines (attached). For submission of research proposals, PIs are requested to take note of the following:

  1. Administrative checking is done by applicants and respective School Administrators. A checklist will be distributed to the respective School Administrators shortly for your use. Interested applicants are requested to check with their School Administrators regarding their Schools' internal deadlines for administrative checks.
  2. Internal deadlines:
    • Summary table and signed checklists (to be submitted through School Administrators) to RSO no later than 18 Nov 2014 noon;
    • To avoid any unforeseen technical errors, all applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their proposals online by 20 Nov 2014 noon for endorsement by the appointed institution authority

Queries can be sent to or respective School Administrators.