Requests for Extension of CNMS User Projects

CNMS user projects are initially approved for a term of 12 months. PIs will be offered an opportunity to request one 12-month extension at the end of their original 12-month project period. Extension requests must be limited to the research objectives, technical approach, and level of CNMS time and resources that were originally approved for the peer-reviewed user proposal. PIs will receive an “Application for Extension” form approximately 4-6 weeks before the original expiration date for their project. The application is a 1-page form for listing in bullet style the milestones achieved, milestones pending, any significant obstacles, and publications or presentations (click here for sample form). Interested user PIs will be expected to return these forms promptly, within 2 weeks, and they will be reviewed internally at CNMS. Approval of an extension request is not automatic but is normally granted for projects that can show reasonable progress or have experienced delays due to factors outside of the PI’s control. A new user proposal and full peer review will be required to continue work after the 12-month extension. Below is the expected schedule for upcoming extension requests. Subsequent proposal cycles will follow a similar schedule.

Project numbers in the range CNMS2015-001 through CNMS2015-170, approved in December 2014 (cycle 2015A):

  • original expiration is January 31, 2016
  • applications for extension will be distributed in December 2015
  • successful applicants will receive a new expiration date of January 31, 2017
  • PIs must submit a new, full proposal in the fall of 2016 in order to continue the work beyond January 2017

Project numbers in the range CNMS2015-203 through CNMS2015-371, approved in June 2015 (cycle 2015B):

  • original expiration is July 31, 2016
  • applications for extension will be distributed in June 2016
  • successful applicants will receive a new expiration date of July 31, 2017
  • PIs must submit a new, full proposal in the spring of 2017 in order to continue the work beyond July 2017