How much time and energy (if not blood, sweat and tears) should you be willing to invest to move from start to finish? How serious is all of this? And how serious are you?
You need a great idea to surprise, excite and motivate the panel members and reviewers (and yourself, of course). But how do you get such great ideas?
What can you start doing now to be in the best possible shape and condition by the time the proposal writing ends in submitting an application? Make a strategic plan!