PROPOSAL EVALUATION CRITERIA
Proposals submitted to NASA in response to this
solicitation will be evaluated with respect to the criteria specified
in Section C.2 of the
Guidebook for Proposers. Criteria are intrinsic merit, relevance, and
cost realism/reasonableness. In addition to the factors provided
within the Guidebook, "intrinsic merit" includes the following:
- The suitability of using the Kepler observatory and data
products for the proposed investigation.
- The degree to which the investigation uses Kepler’s unique
- The feasibility of accomplishing the objectives of the proposed
investigation with the requested observations.
- The feasibility and suitability of the proposed analysis
All proposals are peer-reviewed and ranked by a panel of professional
volunteers, followed by ratification from NASA Headquarters. The members of the peer-review
panel will not be disclosed. The deliberations of the panel will be disclosed to the
Cycle 5 PIs only after ratification by NASA HQ.