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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.

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