|(a) At least five weeks prior to the pre-proposal due
date, the Coordinating Board shall issue a Request for Applications
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
(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.
(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.