Award Continuations and Renewals
During the course of a sponsored project or program the PI may find it necessary to continue beyond the awarded period of performance. A Continuation or Renewal is the sponsor’s authorization for additional funding, scope, and extension to an existing sponsored award. Requests should be prepared by the PI and Department and routed to ORPA as a Continuation or Renewal proposal. Continuation or renewal funding usually arrives as a modification to the original sponsored award number.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has more specific language on Renewals. NIH awards continuing year-to-year are Non-competitive Renewals, where funding is based on NIH’s determination as to whether to provide funding for the budget period subsequent to that covered by the submitted progress report. When a full Renewal proposal is submitted, it is referred to as a Competitive Renewal and is subject to peer review.