The required "Consortium Summary" in the preliminary proposal is meant to be an abbreviated version of the "Project Summary" required in the full proposal. As set forth in RFP-IV, "the summary should be written in the third person, be informative to persons working in the same or related fields, and be understandable to a scientifically or technically literate lay reader. Avoid jargon. Provide a concise description of the project including research objectives and goals. Describe how the proposed project will address any one, or combination, of the themes put forth in Section I of RFP-IV. Describe the nature of the project and articulate the potential scientific and societal impact of the project if funded."