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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.

SFARI Forms

The Simons Foundation uses an electronic deliverable submission process via a Web-based tool, proposalCENTRAL.The required forms must be uploaded as a PDF to the Deliverables section on proposalCENTRAL. Hard copies will not be accepted.

Pre-Award Forms
Forms Deadlines
Activation and Agreement form for 2013 Annual RFA Due on or before the start date of the grant
Activation and Agreement form for All Other Grants Due on or before the start date of the grant
Post-Award Forms
Forms Deadlines
Financial Statement | FAQ Due 60 days following the end of each funding year
Final Financial Statement | FAQ Due 60 days following the end date of the grant
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 $20,000 of the annual awarded funds
*Carry Forward Budget | FAQ Due 30 days prior to the end date of the funding year for any unexpended balance over $20,000 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
**No-Cost Extension Budget | FAQ Due 30 days prior to the end date of the grant for any unexpended balance

Note:

*ALL Carry Forward Requests must be accompanied by a Carry Forward Budget. It is not necessary to submit a Renewal Progress Report if you submit a Carry Forward Request, as the Progress Report is included in the Carry Forward Request; however, you must submit a Financial Statement 60 days following the end of the current funding period.

**ALL No-Cost Extension Requests must be accompanied by a No-Cost Extension Budget. It is not necessary to submit a Renewal Progress Report if you submit a No-Cost Extension Request, as the Progress Report is included in the No-Cost Extension Request; however, you must submit a Financial Statement 60 days following the end of the current funding period.