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Request for No Cost Extension Form

Per NIH Grant Policy Statement:
Extension of Final Budget Period of a previously Approved Project Period without Additional NIH Funds
The grantee may extend the final budget period of the previously approved project period one time for a period of
up to 12 months beyond the original expiration date shown in the NGA if

  • no additional funds are required to be obligated by the NIH awarding office,
  • the project's originally approved scope will not change, and
  • any one of the following applies:
    • Additional time beyond the established expiration date is required to ensure adequate completion of the originally approved project.
    • Reasons for the delay in finishing the project; list your scientific plans during the extension period  and how you intend to spend the remaining funds in the no-cost extension period.
    • The extension is necessary to permit an orderly phase-out of a project that will not receive continued support.

The fact that funds remain at the expiration of the grant is not, in itself, sufficient justification without additional funds.

Last modified: Aug 30, 2018