The Integrated Health Sciences Facility Core (IHFSC) offers a rapid-response funding mechanism that allows users to benefit from the many well equipped biological, clinical and translational resources offered on a fee for service basis by our Harvard affiliates (e.g. through Harvard Catalyst), as well as many other unique, specialized, time sensitive or commercial resources that would otherwise be unaffordable.
Center Members and their research teams may apply for funding at any time. Requests of any amount will be considered, but awards are typically in the $1000- $5000 range. Funds are only to be used for services not covered by extant grants. To assure transparency, all approved requests will be public information.
To apply, simply identify the required service and provider, obtain a cost estimate, and submit the brief application form. Requests are reviewed and responded to usually within 72 hours.
Unsure about what services, tests or resources would best answer your research questions? Consult with our IHFSC experts:
- Biological Analysis Service: Les Kobzik, IHFSC Core Director
- Environmental Genomics: David Christiani
- Metals Service: Jim Shine
- Organic Chemicals Service: Alex Lu
- Particles Service: Stephanie Shore