For information on award management, awardees are advised to consult the Children's Discovery Institute's instructions and policies and/or the text below.  Questions may also be directed to

Citing CDI Support in Publications and CVs

All publications, press releases, and presentations citing results from CDI-supported research must include the following acknowledgment of CDI grant support: "Funding for this project was provided by the Children's Discovery Institute of Washington University and St. Louis Children's Hospital."

When citing CDI awards in CVs, please refer to the CDI as the "Children's Discovery Institute of Washington University and St. Louis Children's Hospital."

No-Cost Extensions

Grantees may request an extension (without additional funds) of the final budget period of the previously approved project period one time for a period of up to 12 months beyond the original expiration date shown in the award letter if additional time beyond the established expiration date is required to ensure adequate completion of the originally approved project.  All NCE requests are due at least 30 days prior to the end of the final budget period.  Grantees should utilize the NCE Non-Federal request template letter on WU's Office of Sponsored Research Services website.  The balance of unexpended funds should be included on all NCE requests. 

A No-Cost Extension report is due with the NCE request.  Please see the Progress Report Submission Guidelines for the NCE report requirements.  The NCE request and report should be submitted as separate PDFs to


The principal investigator is responsible for ensuring that there is no scientific or budgetary overlap between his/her CDI project and any other sponsored project.

Scientific overlap occurs when: 1) substantially the same research is proposed in more than one application or is submitted to two or more funding sources for review and funding consideration; or 2) a specific research objective and the research design for accomplishing the objective are the same or closely related in two or more applications or awards, regardless of the funding source.

Budgetary overlap occurs when duplicate or equivalent budgetary items (e.g., equipment, salaries) are requested in an application but already are provided by another source.

Overlap, whether scientific or budgetary, is not permitted. Any overlap should be brought to the attention of the CDI immediately upon discovery.

Rebudgeting Requests

Funds may be allocated at the discretion of the PI with the following exceptions: personnel and travel may not be increased or rebudgeted without prior approval; ANY purchase of permanent equipment not authorized in the original budget must have prior approval.  Note that Faculty Scholars are not subject to these rebudgeting restrictions.

To obtain Children's Discovery Institute approval for rebudgeting, grantees should complete revised detailed budget and budget justification forms (with changes highlighted or in red font) for the applicable budget period(s) and forward the forms along with an explanation of the changes to  The explanation should specifically state the dollar amounts being transferred and which budget categories will be affected.  For example: "we request permission to rebudget $5,000 from personnel to other expenses."

Rebudgeting requests do not need to route through the Office of Sponsored Research Services before being sent to the Children's Discovery Institute.
Revised Budgets

Occasionally, the award amounts decided upon by the Scientific Advisory Board and the Board of Managers do not coincide with the proposed budget. In this case, revised detailed budget and budget justification forms must be submitted to Once the revised budget has been approved by the CDI, OSRS may set up the award.

Transfer of PI

A written request to change the grantee must have institutional approval before being submitted to the Children's Discovery Institute