An ORGANIZATIONAL PRIOR APPROVAL SYSTEM (OPAS)/NO-COST EXTENSION FORM must be completed and submitted to the Office for Sponsored Research and Award Administration (OSRAA) 60 days prior to the award's expiration date for all no-cost extensions regardless of the sponsoring agency. If the 60 day deadline has passed, please contact the OSRAA Grant Accountant for assistance in expediting this action.

OPAS Form

Examples of when such an extension may be requested are as follows:

  1. Additional time is required to assure completion of the original approved objectives; or
  2. Continuity of grant support is required while a competing application is under review; or
  3. Extension is necessary to permit an orderly phase out of a project that will not receive continued support.

The fact that funds remain in the grant is not in itself justification for a no-cost extension.

If your project involves a subaward(s) you will need to contact Research Contracts to ensure the subaward extension process is initiated. Forms to extend an existing subaward can be found through this link.