No-Cost Extension @ NIH
At NIH, generally all grantees may extend the final budget period of the previously approved project period one time for a period of up to 12 months beyond the original expiration date shown in the Notice of Award, if, as referenced in the NIH Grants Policy Statement:
- no additional funds are required to be obligated by the NIH awarding office
- the project’s originally approved scope will not change, and
- any one of the following applies:
- Additional time beyond the established expiration date is required to ensure adequate completion of the originally approved project
- Continuity of NIH grant support is required while a competing continuation application is under review
- The extension is necessary to permit an orderly phase-out of a project that will not receive continued support
The fact that funds remain at the expiration of the grant is not, in itself, sufficient justification for an extension without additional funds.
- In extending the final budget period through this process, the grantee agrees to update all required certifications and assurances, including those pertaining to human subjects and animal welfare, in accordance with applicable regulations and policies. All terms and conditions of the original award continue during the extension period.