What do you do if you are a university that relies on federal funding to fuel your research programs during a time of austerity, when the sequestration threatens to whittle down your funding for nearly a decade, and Congress is considering whacking research funding down even more?

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More specifically, you target the very class of people who are drafting the budgets.

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