Use this form to request a No-Cost Extension (NCE) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). 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 NSF Guidelines by the Office of Contracts and Grants (OCG).

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The following questions below follow specific, Sponsor guidelines. Please be sure to answer as accurately as possible to ensure a valid submission. 

This NCE is considered late by the Sponsor. Please provide an explanation of why this request is late.

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

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. *Per Sponsor guidelines, NSF will not accept justifications that exceed 1200 characters, therefore, NCE requests will not go through upon submission to the Sponsor.

Use the Online Character Counter to double check before submitting your request.

Are updated compliance documents required? (IRB / IACUC / IBC data)
Select all compliance documents that require updates.
Subawards cannot be extended past the Prime Award end date.
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