GMP at Academic Jungle is leaving "no funding stone unturned." To keep competitive, GMP has been putting together a three-page white paper to formally pitch a particular project to an agency to which she has never before applied for funding. But before she even arrived at the white-paper writing stage, GMP e-mailed "all program managers in my general area," suggesting a handful of projects she might tackle, "with a paragraph-long writeup for each," she says. From there, one manager solicited a white paper on one of her proposed topics. Researchers must extend the reach of their grant-getting tactics if they wish to find funding right now, GMP says. "In order to keep going, you have to mold yourself to how the funding winds blow," she says.
Cast a Wider Net
Apr 13, 2011