No-Cost Extensions

For most grants, the grantee may request an extension of the final budget period of a JDRF-funded project one time for a period of up to 12 months beyond the original expiration date of the project if additional time is needed in order to accomplish the JDRF-approved scientific objectives of the project. Funds remaining at the end of the grant period are not sufficient justification to extend the project period.

For the duration of the extension, the grantee may not ask for additional funds for the project in question. Additionally, the approved scope of the project must not change during the extension period. No-cost extensions may not be used to claim salary requests for the Principal Investigator of the project or for other key personnel (e.g., Investigator, collaborators, or others with faculty rank).

Upon JDRF approval of the no-cost extension, the grantee is expected to ensure that all certifications/ethical assurances are up-to-date (if applicable), that all previously agreed-upon terms of the award are complied with, and that all JDRF policies outlined in this document are followed.

In general, no-cost extensions will not be approved for Postdoctoral Fellowships, Innovative Grants, and High Priority/Short Term Awards. All fellowship funds must be expended by the end of the second year award period. Fellows with extenuating circumstances should contact their designated JDRF Grant Staff.

An official request for a no-cost extension must be provided in a letter, co-signed by the Administrative Official of the institution and the Principal Investigator, uploaded via GMP in the ‘No-Cost Extension’ tab no later than 45 days before the original expiration date of the project period  and must include the following information:

  1. Why the project will not be completed on time as outlined in the original grant proposal
  2. The amount of unexpended funds to be used during the no-cost extension period
  3. A detailed outline of how the money will be spent with projected budget breakdown (on the JDRF budget form - available under Training/Templates in GMP)
  4. The number of months needed to complete the project (maximum 12 months)

Upon JDRF approval, the JDRF grants office will revise the project period ending date and will notify the awardee of the approval and new project deadline.