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Budget Extension Process for NIH Grants

Posted: 6/18/2018 (Demography News)

Often, PIs will approach the end of their NIH grant with excess funds and a little more work to do. What happens then? For NIH awards, the first ‘no cost extension’ – meaning an extension of the award with remaining funds, often for another year – is automatically granted. Click below to learn more.

The process involves letting the Office of Sponsored Programs know that you want an extension via an online form. OSP then contacts your awarding Institute or Center for the extension. Requests can be made within 90 days before the award end date. CSDE will also do this for you if you’d like.

A second no cost extension request must be made through your Program Officer and Grants Management Specialist, and you may be asked to provide a more extensive justification. But the first one is ‘free’!