I still think that, in principle, going forward with this is a good idea, but not in its current form. vocx, keeping in mind that the work you propose will have some administrative burden which should be minimized, perhaps it's a good idea to try to reformulate your proposal based on SMART criteria
? I.E. specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound. And it wouldn't hurt to try to reduce the size and time of your proposal to try to conform to those criteria as much as possible. If things go well, we can just repeat the process.