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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 in all cases, with the exception of the Pre-Award Forms (see Web Form instructions below). Hard copies will not be accepted.

Pre-Award Forms
Forms Deadlines
Activation Agreement Web Form Due on or before the start date of the grant
(for instructions on submitting a Web Form, please click here)
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 $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, as the Progress Report is included in the Carry Forward Request and No-Cost Extension; however, you must submit a Financial Statement 60 days following the end of the current funding period.