If additional time is required to complete a sponsored project without the need for additional funds, the PI may request a no-cost extension. Expanded Authorities, which allows the University to authorize certain administrative changes to a sponsored award without prior sponsor approval, include no-cost extension requests.
To begin a no-cost extension request, complete and submit to ORPA the Prior Approval Request (OPAR) Form. Please include the original and anticipated new end date, along with the unexpended balance. The PI will be asked to certify the extension is not being requested simply to expend unspent funds and that the project scope will remain unchanged.