Do you re-read the NIH grant proposal that you submitted in the summer a re-read as we approach the Fall rounds of study section meetings?
One would think that after getting a little distance from the writing of it, that the PI could be a little more objective. Step back and read it like a reviewer would. And therefore predict the eventual outcome with some accuracy. In theory this would make one's anticipation of the score showing up in Commons a little more..muted.
Yeah, I don't know anyone who can do this.
How about you, Dear Reader? Do you know anyone who looks at their proposal in the month before the study section meets and can be objective about the chances?
Final thought: Would it be useful to get the trainees to write critiques and see how they match up with the real ones?