To request the additional time, the PI must log into his/her FastLane account and fill out a Grantee Approved No Cost Extension Notification/Request form. Once complete, the form must be submitted electronically to the SPO (also known as the SO) for review and approval.
The approved notification must be submitted through FastLane by the SPO at least 10 calendar days prior to the project end date.
NCE Request NSF FastLane 1st Request Flowchart
Please allow up to 5 business days to complete. This process involves the coordination of several departments working together to complete and submit.
If submitted right at 5 business days or less to the 10 day prior to the end date deadline, an email notification from the PI should be sent to notify the SPO of the time sensitivity. Waiting right until 10 days prior to the end of the final budget period will likely result in having to submit an NSF Approved No Cost Extension Request form which requires NSF approval and can take longer for a decision. See instructions - NSF Second Extension
An email notification to OGC.Postaward@ucdenver.edu from the department staff in addition to the automated FastLane email is very helpful in expediting processing. The email should contain the PI name, proposal number, project number, and current project end date
Grantee Approved No Cost Extension Notification/Requests are approved by the SPO and do require a response from NSF
FastLane will not allow the submission of a no-cost extension notification or request if NSF's financial records show a zero balance for the award
PI fills out a Grantee Approved No Cost Extension Notification/Request form via NSF FastLane.
Once complete, the form must be submitted electronically to the SPO for review and approval. The SPO will receive notification of the request when submitted by the PI
The OGC Signing Official sends NCE request to OGC Postaward for review to determine if resources are available for the request.
OGC Postaward will provide final approval if resources are available for the request.
SO reviews the NCE request. SO will request revised scientific justification for the request if applicable.
SO extends the final budget period per the request for the grant in NSF FastLane (Only the SPO can complete this step).
The PI and SO will receive an automated email notification from NSF FastLane that contains the revised project end date.
SO forwards notification of revised project end date to OGC Accounting.
OGC Accounting updates the project end date in InfoEd and PeopleSoft.
Department staff will receive an email notification when this step is complete.