Use this form to request a No-Cost Extension (NCE) from the National Institutues of Health (NIH). Complete the required fields below to initiate the request. If multiple projects or accounts are associated with your award, please note that you should only submit one NCE for each award.  The request will be submitted per NIH Guidelines by the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG).

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Please input the Department Research Administrator (DRA) for this award. If the DRA is different from the Requester, please use OCG's online Directory and navigate to the department where the DRA will be listed under Financial Contact.

Please provide the following project identifiers below. Optional: If you know your project's Proposal Number and/or Project Number, please provide that as well.
The following questions below follow specific, Sponsor guidelines. Please be sure to answer as accurately as possible to ensure a valid submission. 

Use this online Date Calendar to find out if your request is within the appropriate timeframe.

This NCE is considered late by the Sponsor and requires approval from the Grants Management Specialist. Please provide a justification as to why this request is late.
The Sponsor only allows extensions up to 12 months.

Submission Too Early!

**The Sponsor will not accept requests submitted more than 90 days from the current award expiration date. Please submit your request during the appropriate timeframe. 

Please be sure to select the correct request number. The Sponsor requires additional documentation for Second and Third No-Cost Extensions. A separate section will populate below if Second or Third Request is selected.
Please provide a reason for your NCE request. Be sure to briefly include what work still needs to be accomplished within the original scope of work. Please note that grantees may authorize a one-time extension of the end date of the grant of up to 12 months if additional time beyond the established end date is required to assure adequate completion of the original scope of work within the funds already made available. This one-time extension may not be exercised merely for the purpose of using the unliquidated balances. Grantees are not authorized to extend an award that contains a zero balance. Please limit your justification to 1200 characters or less.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Since this is a 2nd or more No-Cost Extension request, NIH requires additional documents. Please upload a current copy of a Budget Document and Progress Report below.
NIH requires an updated Progress Report for 2nd or more No-Cost Extensions. Please attach a current Progress Report in PDF format that covers your efforts to date. For more information on what should be included in the progress report, please visit or contact
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Please use the PHS398 Form to fill out the budget document. Only include funds to be used during this extension period. Click on the link to download.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.
Are updated compliance documents required? (IRB / IACUC / IBC data)
Select all compliance documents that require updates.
To extend additional subawards, please provide the project number, Sub name, and the new end date of each additional sub in the space below. If you have questions, please contact