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A no-cost extension extends the project period beyond the original project end date. As the phrase “no cost” suggests, there is no additional funding. It allows a PI (Principal Investigator) additional time to complete the scope of work of her/his project without additional funding. The fact that funds remain at the expiration of the grant is not, in itself, sufficient justification for an extension without additional funds. 

A no-cost extension may be requested by the PI when all three of the following conditions are met:

  1. The end of the project period is approaching, AND

  2. There is a programmatic need to continue the research, AND

  3. There are sufficient funds remaining to cover the extended effort

To request a No Cost Extension, submit a Central Office Request in the SeRA system

Created: 12.21.20
Updated: 04.25.22