Assistive Technologies for people with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism

European Union DOCTORID

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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. Fellow 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.

Call I Deadline extended to 19th December!!

The first call for proposals has been extended until 19th December. See the Potential Fellowship Tab for areas of research which may be of interest to you . 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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Navan Road, Dublin 7, Dublin, Ireland.
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