|(a) The full proposals that may be submitted shall
be made in the manner and format specified by the Coordinating Board
with all requested information included.
(b) The Coordinating Board shall appoint as many review
panels as necessary that consist of scientists and engineers with
recognized expertise recruited from academic, government laboratories,
non-profit research centers, and industries under the condition that
employees of any institution of higher education in Texas shall not
(c) A review panel shall evaluate each proposal, and
each review panel shall rank those proposals they consider eligible
for funding and select those proposals to be funded.
(d) A review panel shall evaluate the budget for each
ranked proposal and may recommend a budget that is different from
that submitted by the participating institution(s).
(e) The Advisory Committee shall review the review
panels' selections and then recommend the final list of proposals
for funding to the Coordinating Board.