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) and compliance with all previously agreed-upon terms of the award.

In general, Postdoctoral Fellowships, Transition Awards, Innovative Grants, and High Priority/Short Term awards are ineligible for no-cost extensions. Fellows with extenuating circumstances should contact their designated JDRF Grant Staff.

An official request for a no-cost extension must be submitted through RMS360 (hyperlinked) no later than 45 days before the original expiration date of the award. JDRF staff manage project timelines to ensure scientific progress is consistent with JDRF’s mission and strategic deliverables. No-cost extension requests are, therefore, highly scrutinized by JDRF. Submission of a no-cost extension request does not denote that the request will be granted.

Upon JDRF approval, the JDRF Administrator will notify the Grantee of the no-cost extension approval and new project end date.

See JDRF Policies and Procedures 4.5 for information regarding requests to reallocate funds in the final budget period (which includes the no-cost extension).