Policies and forms
The terms and conditions applicable to grants funded by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) are set forth in the Policies and Procedures document. The policies and procedures apply to all autism research grant awards. Investigators and their institutions must abide by all applicable laws and regulations, including those governing the conduct of research on humans or animals.
Please download the Policies and Procedures document for detailed guidelines on SFARI policies and the procedures for submitting deliverables.
All SFARI-funded investigators and all investigators using SFARI resources must adhere to the guidelines outlined in our Acknowledgment Policy.
Each grant mechanism has unique characteristics, such as duration, funding levels, eligibility requirements and project requirements. These requirements are outlined in the individual Request for Applications (RFA) for each award mechanism, as well as in the Award letter.
Investigators and their financial administrators, as well as any additional staff members as needed, will be granted access to a web-based tool, proposalCENTRAL (pC), to use for all aspects of award management, and must use said tool. Activation agreements, reallocation requests, progress reports, carry forward requests, no-cost extension requests, and publications must be submitted using the official web forms found in pC. All web forms are available in the Deliverables section of pC. Financial Statements can be accessed and must be completed online in the Budget section of pC.
Policies and Procedures
Guidelines: Policies and Procedures document
|Pre-Award Questions: email@example.com||Post-Award Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Instructions: Web Form Instructions||Video Instructions: Web Form Video Instructions|
|Online Financial Statement Instructions||Online Financial Statement Video Instructions|
|Activation Agreement | FAQ||Due on or before the start date of the grant|
|Financial Statement | FAQ||Due 60 days following the end of each funding year|
|Subcontract Financial Statement||Due 60 days following the end of each funding year|
|Reallocation of Funds Request | FAQ||Rolling; Required for any reallocations exceeding $50,000 of the annual awarded funds|
|Renewal Scientific Progress Report | FAQ||Due 60 days following the end of each funding year|
|Final Scientific Progress Report | FAQ||Due 60 days following the end date of the grant|
|*Carry Forward Request | FAQ||Due 30 days prior to the end date of the funding year for any unexpended balance over $50,000 of the annual awarded funds|
|**No-Cost Extension Request | FAQ||Due 30 days prior to the end date of the grant for any unexpended balance|
Note:*It is not necessary to submit a Renewal Progress Report if you submit a Carry Forward Request or No-Cost Extension Request, as the Progress Report is included in the Carry Forward Request and No-Cost Extension Request; however, you must submit a Financial Statement 60 days following the end of the current funding period