This is the first post in a series of the various failures and rejections I encounter throughout my career. This one, by the Entertainment Software Association, was very well stated. If I ever have money to give away, I’m going to push all applicants through to a semi-finals round so that I can send such a positive rejection.
Thank you again for submitting a grant proposal to the ESA Foundation on behalf of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. This year we were presented with a real challenge in selecting the limited number of projects that we are able to award grants to.
Although your proposal was a semi-finalist in our decision, we regret to inform you that ESAF is unable to fulfill your grant request this year. We encourage you to apply again during next year’s funding cycle and thank you very much for your interest in the ESA Foundation. We wish you much success in your project.