Assistive Technologies for people with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism

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ASSISTID is a new international Training and Career Development programme in Ireland offering 40 fellowships to Experienced Researchers.

ASSISTID will promote research into the development and application of assistive technologies to enhance the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities and autism, their carers and families.

ASSISTID will be co-ordinated by the DOCTRID Research Institute in Dublin, Ireland. DOCTRID RI is a distributed research network consisting of all Irish universities and partner universities in the UK and the USA.

ASSISTID will publish 2 calls for proposals, each offering 16 fellowships for incoming mobility and 4 fellowships for outgoing mobility. Fellows have full freedom in the choice of their research topic, provided that it falls within the wide research area of ‘Assistive Technologies for Autism and Intellectual Disabilities’.

This project is co-funded through the Marie Curie FP7 COFUND programme.

Rolling call for proposals-31st March 2015

We are delighted to announce a rolling call for propsals which will run until 31st March 2015. See the Potential Fellowship Tab for areas of research which may be of interest to you . Please note that behavioural and social researchers are urged to apply. Proposals are welcome in a broad range of topics and while they must have an aspect of technology, this can be assessing the application of existing technologies in areas such as education, speech development, social skills and vocational rehabilitation.

Research areas for proposals include: Assistive Technologies development and application, Assisted living, Applied Behaviour Analysis, Social Science, Behaviour Analysis, Speech and Language Therapy, Rehabilitation & Counselling, Computer Science, Autism Spectrum Disorder and Education.


This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no PCOFUND-GA-2013-608728

Charity Number 457236.


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