University of Southern California


No Cost Time Extension

Requests for extensions are appropriate if additional time beyond the established expiration date is required to assure adequate completion of the original scope of work within the funds already made available. The fact that funds will remain at the expiration date is not in itself justification for an extension.

Documentation Required –
 All requests must include: (1) a justification; (2) an estimate of sponsor funds that will remain unspent as of the current expiration date; (3) the new requested end date; and (4) an indication of how the balance will be used during the extension.

Approvals Required – 
(1) Principal Investigator; and (2) Dept. Chair/Unit Head or designee. Sponsor approval is almost always required for non-federal awards and federal awards not subject to the Federal-Wide Research Terms and Conditions (formerly known as the Federal Demonstration Partnership or FDP). Please consult the award terms and conditions. For federal awards that are subject to the Federal-wide Research Terms and Conditions, DCG has been delegated authority to approve the first request for extension; sponsor approval is required for a second or later extension.