|(a) At least five weeks prior to the pre-proposal due date, the Coordinating Board shall issue a Program Announcement that describes key information about the research funding programs including investigator eligibility, pre-proposal and proposal formats, funding allocations, evaluation criteria, and schedules. (b) Investigators who have failed to submit any required reports such as progress and final reports for previous research funding program grants shall not be eligible to submit pre-proposals or proposals to the research funding programs. (c) Investigators who have knowingly submitted false information or engaged in misconduct in science, engineering, and education in previous research funding program grants shall not be eligible to submit pre-proposals or proposals to the research funding programs. (d) Institutions shall submit their pre-proposals in the manner and format specified by the Coordinating Board with all requested information included. (e) An institution applying for the technology transfer program shall provide in the pre-proposal a listing of external industrial or private support in an amount equal to or greater than the amount of grant funds requested from the technology transfer program. (f) Each pre-proposal shall be evaluated by at least one reviewer with recognized expertise in the general subject area. (g) Reviewers may, at their discretion, shift pre-proposals submitted under one research funding program to another, except that pre-proposals from independent institutions may not be moved into the research program. (h) An institution submitting a pre-proposal accepted by the reviewers shall be invited to submit a full proposal that must expand upon the accepted pre-proposal. (i) Any significant change in a proposal made from an original pre-proposal may be subject to restrictions imposed by the Coordinating Board.