Protection from Proposal Idea Scooping?

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    A new researcher is preparing a proposal for NSF funding in a very active field of research.  She feels that the referees may steal her ideas, and so implants what she feels is a hard-to-detect error in the methods section of the proposal to prevent replication of her materials.