Post Award

No Cost Extensions

A no-cost extension (NCE) is a formal extension of the grant termination date without requesting additional funds. Each funding agency may have its own procedure for granting an NCE.

To request an NCE for a grant, contact the PAF team. PAF will review the funding agency’s grant requirements and provide guidance for requesting the NCE. 

For a federal award under the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) or Expanded Authorities (EA), the first 12-month NCE can be approved by the University through the PAF team. To request an NCE in this situation, simply email PAF with the following information:

  • The project number.
  • The grant number.
  • The desired termination date (within 12 months of the original termination date).

All requests must cite one of the following reasons:

  • Additional time beyond the established expiration date is required to assure completion of the original approved project scope or objectives.
  • Continuity of the PHS grant support is required while a competing application is under review.
  • The extension is necessary to permit an orderly phase-out of a project that will not receive continued support.

The PAF team will notify the federal funding agency of local approval by the University.

For all other awards, including other federal awards not under FDP or EA, please email the PAF team so that guidance can be provided for following the agency’s specific process to obtain an NCE.