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.
For an extension to be granted, you must provide notice in writing to your respective International Program Officer, Grants Officer, (both of these emails can be found on the current grant award document) and email@example.com, including the supporting reasons, and revised expiration date (+6 month, +12 month), at least thirty (30) days prior to the expiration of the award. The extension can be requested/signed by the PI on university letterhead.
You must include your most recent SF425 Federal Financial Report (Download SF425) signed by your research/business officer representative with your request.
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.