As of 2018, Hope Center Cores are affiliates of the Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS). Faculty who are ICTS members are eligible to apply for an ICTS Just-in-Time award (JIT), which provides up to $5000 toward core user fees. (Hope Center membership is not required, and the project need not be related to the Hope Center mission.) This is a rolling monthly program, with submission on-line via the ICTS website.
Note re timing: JIT submissions for use of a Hope Center Core are due by 5pm on the 8th of each month (or the next business day after the 8th). Submissions after 5pm on the 8th of the month will be considered in the following month.
For full details including instructions on how to apply: ICTS Just-in-Time awards