About

Launched in 2003, SFARI is a scientific initiative within the Simons Foundation's suite of programs. 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.

In 2007, SFARI issued its first request for applications, its goal being to attract top researchers to the field of autism research. Today, with a budget of approximately $75 million per year, SFARI supports over 250 investigators and since its launch has provided or committed more than $380 million in external research support to more than 400 investigators in the U.S. and abroad.

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People

Louis Reichardt, Ph.D.

Director, SFARI, Simons Foundation

Louis Reichardt joined the foundation to lead SFARI in 2013. Prior to assuming this post, he was the Jack D. and DeLoris Lange endowed chair in cell physiology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he had directed its renowned neuroscience graduate program since 1988.

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Contact

Simons Foundation
160 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, New York 10010

Phone: Phone: 646.654.0066
Fax: Fax: 646.654.0220

Map and directions
Grant inquiries
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Scientific inquiries
sciencerfa@simonsfoundation.org
SFARI collections and data inquiries
collections@simonsfoundation.org
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Other inquiries
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