Fully funded Fellowships are available
through the Marie Curie ASSISTID programme in Intellectual Disability,
Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Intellectual Disability with Dementia.
Fellowships are worth approx. €85,000/yr. including mobility
and consumables budget.
Competitive proposals will address
how quality of life, independence, access to employment and education,
social inclusion and service provision can be enhanced through the
use of Assistive Technologies (AT). ASSISTID is not necessarily
about the development of new technology, it can also assess the
application of existing technology, policy, ethics, provision, matching
person with technology, barriers to adoption in a broad range of
areas including education, employment, social inclusion, community
living and self-efficacy.
Disciplines welcome: Social and Behavioral
Scientists, Occupational Therapists, Behavioral Psychologists, Speech
and Language therapists, Life Scientists, Computer Scientists, Engineers
and Healthcare professionals are all welcome to apply.
If researchers are interested in applying
they should first take these steps
1) Determine their eligibility (please
read the Guide for Applicants at www.assistid.eu (PhD in any discipline
OR 4 years full time research experience in ID/ASD or Assistive
2) Check the mobility requirements. If you are based outside of
Ireland, you will probably have to move to an Irish university,
if you are currently in Ireland you will be hosted by an Outgoing
Institution, outside of the Republic of Ireland
3) Decide on a research topic-must be relevant to ID/ASD and incorporate
an aspect of Assistive Technology
4) Identify and contact a supervisor in a host university..
5) Develop the proposal together
7) Apply online at www.assistid.eu
You may also contact the ASSISTID
programmes manager Dr Sheeona Gorman at firstname.lastname@example.org or +353
1 685 6004, if you have any questions about eligibility or research
for applications is 30th September 2015.
02.06.2015 | ISTPD