AOARD/AFOSR No-Cost Extension (NCE) Policy
We require prior written approval to extend the period of performance, without additional funds, beyond the expiration date of the grant. We only grant no-cost extensions when they are truly warranted and properly documented.
COVID-19 No-Cost Extension (NCE) Policy
If you have an existing grant scheduled to end before 31 Dec 2020 and your research efforts are being impacted by COVID-19, it is likely you will be allowed a no-cost-time extension. Please contact your AOARD IPO directly as soon as possible.
For an extension to be granted, you must provide the following at least thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the award:
We use this information to evaluate the business aspects of your request. In no event will the period of performance be extended merely for the purpose of using unobligated balances.
You should make every effort to ensure work is completed on time. If you and your business office deem a no-cost extension is truly warranted, your business office must submit your request to your Program Officer and Grants Officer for initial review and a recommendation.
For information on the active AFOSR BAA, see: BAA-AFOSR-2019 via Grants.gov. Potential PIs should contact AOARD POs to get a sense of their focus and interest areas, and for more information on funding opportunities. See Funding Timeline for more information.