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No-Cost Extensions

If unforeseen circumstances require the project end date to be extended, ORS will negotiate with the sponsor. The PI/PD should contact ORS well before the project end date if an extension will be needed. The terms of the award agreement may specify a date beyond which an extension cannot be granted. In general, if an extension is anticipated, the PI/PD should notify ORS at least 60 days prior to the scheduled project end date. The PI/PD should prepare a short justification for making the request. If a significant percentage of project funds remain unexpended a revised spending plan also should be submitted. Merely having unexpended funds generally is not sufficient justification to extend a project. Project extensions should not be requested for projects on which renewal is pending.

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