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Grant policies and procedures

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The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) will not consider unsolicited requests for funding.

The terms and conditions applicable to grants funded by SFARI are set forth in the Policies and Procedures document (latest revision: 1 September, 2016). Detailed guidelines on the procedures for submitting deliverables are also outlined in this document. These 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.

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 deliverable deadlines

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 for deliverable submission. All web forms (Activation Agreements, EFT Payment Information, Reallocation Requests, Progress Reports, Carry Forwards and No Cost Extensions) 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

Award Forms

Deliverables Deadlines* Signing Authority

Activation Agreement

Due on or before the start date of the grant

Signing Official

EFT Payment Information

Due on or before the start date of the grant and by each renewal date

Signing Official or Financial Officer

Financial Statement Due 60 days following the end of each funding year

Financial Officer

Subcontract Financial Statement

Due 60 days following the end of each funding year

Financial Officer

Reallocation of Funds Request Rolling; Required for any reallocations exceeding $50,000
of the annual awarded funds

Signing Official

Renewal Scientific Progress Report Due 60 days following the end of each funding year

Signing Official

Final Scientific Progress Report Due 60 days following the end date of the grant

Signing Official

*Carry Forward Request Due 30 days prior to the end date of the funding year for any
unexpended balance over $50,000 of the annual awarded funds

Signing Official

**No-Cost Extension Request Due 30 days prior to the end date of the grant for any unexpended balance

Signing Official

Instructions

Instruction Manuals Video Instructions
Financial Statement Instructions Financial Statement Video Instructions
Web Form Deliverable Instructions Web Form Video Instructions

Contact Information

Pre-Award Questions: [email protected] Post-Award Questions: [email protected]


Notes:

*Unless otherwise stated in the award letter.

**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.