Important Points: If a no-cost extension is necessary beyond September
30 2013, it must be requested by June 1, 2012.
The NIH Grants Management Officer for the award must be notified in
writing via the appropriate Contract and Grant Officer in Sponsored
Projects of the request for an extension. The request for extension must
explain why an extension of the project is vital for its completion. NIH
must seek a waiver from OMB in order to approve the extension. The
criterion for a waiver is as follows:
* The project is long-term by design and acceleration would
compromise core programmatic goals;
* The project must undergo complex environmental review that
cannot be completed within this timeframe;
* Contractual commitments between the awardee and
vendors/sub-recipients legally prevent adjusting the timeline for
* Special circumstances exist where acceleration may cause
unnecessary harm or unreasonable risk to vertebrate animals or human
subjects involved in the research (such as in ongoing clinical trials).
For additional details please refer to the notice reference above.
Should you have any questions, please contact your Contract and Grant
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