Reduction of Effort During No-Cost Extension

While the PD/PI and other senior and key personnel named in the notice of grant award must devote a measurable level of effort to a project, NIH no longer requires prior approval for the reduction of effort during no-cost extensions. Please review NOT-OD-16-017 (Chapter 8 of Grants Policy) for more information.

Please note, however, that certain NIH grant programs (i.e., K-awards) have a specific minimum effort requirement.

Please direct any questions to your OSP specialist.