COFUND ASSISTID fellowships in Intellectual Disability / Autism Spectrum Disorder - call is open

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 (PhD in any discipline OR 4 years full time research experience in ID/ASD or Assistive Technologies)
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

You may also contact the ASSISTID programmes manager Dr Sheeona Gorman at or +353 1 685 6004, if you have any questions about eligibility or research topic.

Deadline for applications is 30th September 2015.

02.06.2015 | ISTPD