Rejection can be hard to take, especially when you’ve poured so much time and effort into a great proposal. You may not know how to proceed after putting your best efforts into a proposal that doesn’t make the cut. A rejected proposal is not the end of your funding search. It’s merely a bump in the road. Here are some tips on what to do after your proposal is rejected.
We all dread rejection, especially after we’ve worked so hard to find the perfect funding opportunity and fine tune our proposals. Writing a good proposal can take months of hard work and the approval of multiple people. Remember that grant writing is a long game, and it may take several attempts to find the right funding fit.
Sometimes rejection letters can offer very little insight into why a proposal was rejected. Many foundation’s receive so many proposals that they cannot speak with applicants about why their proposal was rejected and what they can do better next time. You may be left wondering how to improve your proposal with so little feedback. Here are some of the top reasons your proposal might have been rejected: