Core Fee Letter


TO: Life Sciences Investigators

FROM: Marlene Belfort
Scientific Director, Life Sciences

DATE: April 9, 2018

RE: Core Fees

The current core usage fee of $2750.00 has been in effect for approximately 7 years and has been very helpful in support of our mission to provide expert technical services as well as prompt maintenance of core equipment. However, due to increasing costs and added equipment in the cores and to ensure continued well-run facilities the fee must be increased to $3000.00 starting with the first quarter of FY 2018 (July 1 through September 30 2018). You will see the raise in fees with your core billing on October 1, 2018.

We know that some of you have been anticipating such a raise in fees and have been putting a higher core fee into your grant applications. Going forward, all new grant proposals must reflect the new core fee. If you have any concerns about being able to pay the higher fee starting on October 1, 2018, please make an appointment to discuss with me.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Life Sciences Research Building, Room 2061
1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222
PH: 518-437-4466 Fax: 518-442-4354