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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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.

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

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. 

The Sponsor requires addtional documentation for second and third No-Cost Extensions. Please upload a current copy of a Budget Document and Progress Report below. 

Recipients may extend the expiration date of an award 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. For this purpose, the recipient may make a one-time no-cost extension, not to exceed 12 months, prior to the established expiration date. A no-cost extension may not be requested for the sole purpose of spending unobligated funds.

*For more information on what should be included in the Progress Report, please visit or contact

Files must be less than 5 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf.

*NIH requires the Budget Document to be submitted using the PHS398 Form. Please use the link to complete your budget.

Files must be less than 5 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