Grant policies and procedures

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 December, 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

Award Forms

Deliverables
Deadline
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 See 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

Contact Information

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