Seek Input & Feedback
It's important to seek input & feedback on your idea before investing too much time into your application. We highly recommend that you seek out mentorship from experienced investigators who have been successfully funded. Your Department Chair and/or Dean can be invaluable in helping you identify a suitable mentor.
The Office of Sponsored Programs also offers education and training to support the development of your application and management of your research funding.
Your mentor/s, along with information gained through education and training, can help you refine your idea and prepare you for developing a successful application.