A no-cost extension of the expiration date of an awarded project can be requested if
a no-cost extension 24 weeks before your grant expires by sending
a letter or an email to the associate director of grants and contracts
for your campus. For the Health Sciences Campus contact Gerald
Wodehouse and for the Medford/Somerville campus contact Paul
Murphy, director of research administration. Paul is filling in for
recently-retired associate director Theodore Liszczak. Mailing addresses
can be found at http://www.tufts.edu/central/research/ContactUs.htm.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
First Request for No-Cost Extension: Under Expanded Authorities, the grantee (Tufts University) may extend, one time only and without additional funds, the final budget end date by up to 12 months beyond the project's original expiration date as shown on the Notice of Grant Award. Tufts University, through an associate director of grants and contracts, will notify the awarding agency of the extension 10 days before the project's stated expiration date. Participating federal agencies are
Institutes of Health (NIH)
Not all programs under these agencies are subject to this rule advantage. For clarification on these exceptions please contact the associate director of grants and contracts for your campus.
Subsequent Requests for No-Cost Extensions: All requests beyond the first should arrive at the Tufts Research Administration Office 24 weeks prior to the end of the first extension. (Note: the NSF requires that a request be submitted via FASTLANE at least 45 days before the end of the first extension.) Subsequent requests for a no-cost extension must take the form of a letter addressed to the awarding agency's program official (with a notation to send a copy to the awarding agency's grant specialist) and contain all information requested in the 5-point list above plus the principal investigator's signature. The associate director of grants and contracts will co-sign the request and send it to the awarding agency.
sponsors require a letter of request signed by the principal investigator
that is addressed to the sponsoring entity's project administrator and
endorsed by a grants and contracts officer of Tufts University. The letter
should follow the federal model.