CUSP Review Process:

Applications are submitted through the Onbase platform and then reviewed by CIEHS executive staff and the TRSC director to evaluate for (A) addressing the CIEHS goals and advancing the NIEHS mission, (B) scientific merit, and (C) feasibility of achieving stated aims and goals. Medium award CUSP applications will be assigned to two independent, expert-reviewers to focus on review of scientific merit and will be scored for scientific merit on the 9-point NIH rating scale to rank for funding and provide feedback to the applicant.

Note: Awards for human studies or animal studies will not be approved if IRB or IACUC protocols are pending.