Posted: Thu 12.15.2011 I love the quote that is underneath the photo to the left. And I loved it when my advisor told me that I would “miss 100% of the buses I didn’t try to catch.” This seems like an apt metaphor for the funding game and the confidence hump that we must all get over in order to recognize our work is “worth it”. I recently submitted a small, within-university grant for a pilot project I want to test. However, when it came time to put the proposal together, my enthusiasm started to wane What if the proposal isn ‘t what they are looking for? How likely was it really that I would get the grant? I felt myself talking my way out of applying bit by bit.