How To

Extend my project?

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).  When requesting an extension 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 of our Federal agencies allow for Stanford to approve a one-time no cost extension.

Stanford can extend most federal grants one time for a period of up to 12 months beyond the original expiration date shown in the NoA if:

  • no term of 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

All contracts typically require a formal request to the sponsors contracting officer and a subsequent modification to the contract.

Please review your grant or contract's terms and conditions for more guidance.

To request a NCX use the following forms:

Request for a No Cost Extension - OSR Form 49

Request a No Cost Extension  for Grants (Excluding those in the School of Medicine) and all Contracts. The completed and signed form should be submitted to

RMG Request for a No Cost Extension

Request a No Cost Extension for all grant in the School of Medicine


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