Time-Sensitive Applications

Applications for expedited review may be submitted after September 1, 2018.

The Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) funds time-sensitive projects in need of expedited review (e.g., pilot data needed to support a grant submission or a pilot study to obtain data prior to an imminent policy change will also be considered). Maximum awards for time-sensitive projects is $5,000. No indirect costs will awarded. Salaries of the PIs or co-investigators should not included in the budget.

Applicants will be notified of their award status approximately one month after submission.


Applications submitted under expedited review require submission of the following five components:

  1. One page Statement of the Research Question. Applications submitted under this format must include:
    • A statement of how the project addresses CDUHR’s thematic focus of overcoming barriers to ending HIV/AIDS among PWUD
    • A brief description of aims and research
    • An explanation of why the project is time-sensitive and should be considered for expedited review.
  2. Protection of human subjects
  3. Mentorship Form.
  4. Investigator Biosketch (please use the five-page NIH Biosketch format, eRA Commons Username not required if applicant is not registered).
  5. Budget summary and timeline. Budgets may include costs to collect and analyze data and participant incentives. No indirect costs will be awarded. Salaries of PIs or co-investigators should not be included. Pilot project funds may not be used to supplement or prolong ongoing research, to support dissertation research, and should not be used as bridge funds when other research support is no longer available.
  6. Consortium statement from the applicant’s home institution or school/college acknowledging that no indirect costs will be included with the award.

Submit materials for your application via email, and title the subject of the email Expedited Review with the name of the applicant, i.e., project principal investigator (PI).

Submit your application to CDUHR.pilot@nyu.edu.

Submission of a full application is not required under expedited review.


Time-sensitive awards are open to investigators and potential investigators who have obtained a doctoral-level degree and are located at one of the four CDUHR-affiliated institutions:

  1. John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  2. Mount Sinai Health System
  3. National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI)
  4. New York University