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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

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

Award Forms

Pre-Award Questions: grants@simonsfoundation.org Post-Award Questions: postaward@simonsfoundation.org
Deliverables Deadlines
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