Have I explained how the proposed project challenges/seeks to shift current paradigms? Have I described novel aspects of the project design and advantages over existing practices? Have I laid out our improvements or new applications of existing strategies?
Do I use a respectful tone when discussing gaps in the literature and limitations of prior studies?
Have I laid out my project’s competitive analysis, and made clear how my project is innovative when viewed against the context of the field? Have I been careful not to simply re-state my methods without describing how/why they are innovative?
Have I tried to incorporate key phrases, such as “Our team will be the first to…”, “We have developed a novel…”, ”Our approach is much more comprehensive than …”, “Our state-of-the-art technologies will provide unprecedented…” etc.
Is my project innovative, but not too far outside the box?
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