Well, call me. I am a specialist.
There are many ways to do it. Generally your first reaction is a bit extreme, and no one does extreme like Converge.
Then, self-pity comes next. I would advise you to season it with a bit of British wit.
(Of course, if you know some pal who succeeded, you can still hum this, too!)
Then, you must find who’s responsible for your failure and that’s when you try to guess who your referees are.
But the real answer is much too obvious.
Of course, you were not alone on this grant application, so you should let your partners know about the outcome before they ask you.
So there are two possibilities, either you decide to pull yourself together, because, well, you’re a scientist, right?
Or you just let it go and move forward.