Resources for Postdocs and Graduate Students

Browse the links below for information on living in Boston and for research and career resources.

Living in Boston

New to Boston? Here are some local resources to help you find your way.


The Boston Globe's real estate information

Craigslist's online posting service

Harvard Real Estate Services

Partners Healthcare Housing Board

Neighborhood Information

Boston neighborhood maps on Wikipedia

Information about different neighborhoods in the city of Boston

Boston Police Department crime statistics


MBTA schedules and maps for buses, subways, commuter rail, boats

Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles (driver manual, renew or replace a license, pay a citation, vehicle registration, etc.)

Shuttles in the Longwood Medical Area

Zipcar car-sharing service


Local airports: Boston Logan, Worcester, Hanscom Field

Health Clubs

Beacon Hill Athletic Club

Curves Gym (for women)

Fitcorp (Dana-Farber discount)

Gold's Gym

HealthWorks fitness center for women

YMCA of Greater Boston — locations throughout Boston area

World Gym

City and Regional Information

The Boston Globe newspaper

Visit New England tourism guide


Boston Public Schools

Private school listings on

Grocery Stores

Find a Shaw's or Starmarket grocery store near you

Whole Foods Market (organic and fresh food)

Trader Joe's (culinary unique organic store)

In Case of Emergency

In the United States, it is standard to dial 911 to get the police call center. You will need to be able to report the location and state the type of emergency.

Research and Career Resources

Funding Sources

NIH Grants and Funding Opportunities

National Cancer Institute funding

American Cancer Society

American Heart Association

American Lung Association

Arthritis Foundation

Prevent Cancer Foundation

Helen Hay Whitney Foundation

Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund

Leukemia Research Foundation

Life Sciences Research Foundation

Science Magazine: Where to Search for Funding and How to Get Funding

National Science Foundation

HMS Foundation Funds

Career and Grant Writing Resources

Board on Life Sciences

NIH Grant Writing Tips

NIH Grant Review Process

National Cancer Institute Quick Guide to Grant Application

Office of Intramural Training and Education at the NIH

Researcher Academy (Free e-learning modules with career guidance and advice)

My IDP (Individual Development Plan)