Securing grants is a tough game. Nobody has instant success or consistent victories. Even the best, most experienced professionals have their ups and downs—not unlike professional athletes. We all go through slumps and we eventually get out of them. The thing to remember is: being at bat is the success, not the final outcome. Sure, you want your proposals funded but being in the game is more important. As long as you submit competitive proposals that get past the first round of screening, you’re in good shape. So, make sure to pay attention to those pesky details like font size, margins, required information and so on. Don’t let your hard work on the proposal get kicked out on a technicality. Stay focused and stay in the game.