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No Cost Extension (NCE)

  • A No Cost Extension (NCE) request typically to a funding institution, for additional time beyond the originally awarded grant end-date, to finish the scientific portion of a project. Requests for extensions are initiated by a Principal Investigator and are appropriate if additional time beyond the established expiration date is required to assure adequate completion of the original scope of work within the funds already made available. The fact that funds will remain at the expiration date is not in itself justification for an extension.

    The term for NCE, which is not longer in use, was NCTX for No Cost Time Extension.