SFARI’s mission is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance.

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Available Resources

SFARI is working to advance autism science by providing a number of key resources to researchers.

Funding Opportunities

We solicit applications for SFARI Awards from individuals who will conduct bold, imaginative, rigorous and relevant research in four main research areas: gene discovery, molecular mechanisms, circuits, cognition and behavior, and clinical.

Funded Research

Since its launch in 2006, SFARI has supported over 550 investigators studying autism-related research in the U.S. and abroad. Research projects include studies at the genetic, molecular, cellular, circuit and behavioral levels, in addition to clinical and translational studies.

Research Highlights

What do we mean by ‘autism risk genes’?

Small molecules, genes and antisense oligonucleotides: Industry perspectives on treatment development for ASD

New research results from the Australian Autism Biobank study

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