First Call for Fellows in Marie Curie COFUND “ASSISTID” Project

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ASSISTID, the research programme in Assistive Technologies for Intellectual Disability and Autism, has opened the 1st fellowships call for experienced researchers, with a deadline of 30 November 2014.

ASSISTID project is co-funded by the European Commission FP7 Marie Curie Actions and the Irish charity RESPECT. With a budget of 9 million euro, it is the largest programme of its kind in Europe and will train experienced researchers in the skills necessary to make a difference in the lives of people with autism and intellectual disability through improved communication, social inclusion and education.

Number of fellowships available: 16 incoming fellowships and 4 outgoing fellowships with compulsory return phase
Duration of the fellowships: 24 months for incoming fellowships and 36 months for outgoing fellowships
Research Area: Assistive Technologies for autism and intellectual disability
Requirements: Experienced researcher, i.e. must hold a doctoral degree or at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research

Fellows who are currently in the UK are eligible to apply for an incoming fellowship, which will have to take place at one of the following universities in Ireland:

1. Dublin City University – UCD (Republic of Ireland)
2. National University of Ireland Maynooth – NUIM (Republic of Ireland)
3. National University of Ireland Galway –NUIG (Republic of Ireland)
4. Trinity College Dublin – TCD (Republic of Ireland)
5. University College Dublin – UCD (Republic of Ireland)
6. University College Cork –UCC (Republic of Ireland)
7. University of Limerick – UL (Republic of Ireland)
8. Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland – RCSI (Republic of Ireland)
9. The Institute of Technology Tralee – ITT (Republic of Ireland)
10. Dublin Institute of Technology – DIT (Republic of Ireland)

Applicants are expected to make contact with their host organisation of interest as early as possible to discuss the proposed research project.

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 includes, but is not limited to: Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism, Augmentative and alternative communication, Assistive technologies and innovative learning, Intellectual disability research Ethics and rehabilitation, Intellectual disability policy and law, Multimedia development, Rehabilitation and counselling in employment for intellectual disability.

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