As a project comes to the end of the period of performance, additional time may be required to complete the project. You can request a no cost extension (NCX). In doing so, you affirm that additional work remains to be completed on the project and that resources are available to continue to support the project, or that additional time is needed to provide for an orderly closeout. The fact that funds remain at the expiration of the grant is not, in itself, sufficient justification for an extension without additional funds.
Many federal agencies allow for Stanford to approve a one-time no cost extension for a period of up to 12 months beyond the original expiration date shown in the NoA if all the following criteria are met.
No term of the award specifically prohibits the extension,
No additional funds are required to be obligated by the NIH awarding IC, and
The project's originally approved scope will not change
Contracts typically require a formal request to the sponsors contracting officer and a subsequent modification to the contract.
Review the grant or contract's terms and conditions for more guidance.
To request a NCX consult the Sponsored PTA Manager - Dept User Guide