Does the abstract in our concept paper have to exactly match the abstract already submitted? I would like to add a few more lines to my abstract to more accurately reflect the concept paper.
The abstract should be included in the 10-page concept paper, but it does not need to be verbatim. Teams can refine their abstracts over the course of Phase 1. This means that teams can revise their abstract to be a little more concise, or add additional information to the abstract. However, the abstract is expected to (a) be mostly consistent with the solution described in the original version of the abstract and (b) be a useful summary of the concept paper as is the typical standard for abstracts in research papers.