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Proposals submitted to NASA in response to this solicitation will be evaluated with respect to the criteria specified in Section C.2 of the NASA 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 K2 observatory and data products for the proposed investigation.
  • The legacy value of the data collected.
  • The degree to which the investigation uses K2’s unique capabilities.
  • The feasibility of accomplishing the objectives of the proposed investigation with the requested observations, including the degree to which the proposal satisfies K2’s observational constraints.
  • The feasibility and suitability of the proposed analysis techniques.

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 3 PIs only after ratification by the selecting official.

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