ASSISTID, the €9M research programme in Assistive Technologies for Intellectual Disability and Autism, is co-funded by the European Commission FP7 Marie Curie Actions and the Irish charity RESPECT. The first call for fellowships is now open and we wish to attract top quality international fellows from a broad range of disciplines including behaviour analysis, rehabilitation, computer science, policy, ethics and augmentative and alternative communication.
ASSISTID 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. This is the first time a network of multidisciplinary researchers have come together on this scale to develop assistive technologies for those with autism and ID and is a fantastic opportunity for researchers to advance their career through expert training and international mobility. More information is available on our website www.assistid.eu and on the attached flyers.
Deadline: 30 November 2014
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
Benefits: First and largest programme of its kind in Europe; International mobility; Expert training on dedicated personal project; Acceptance into a network of leading multidisciplinary researchers in the field; Secondments to academic or private sector partners; Training workshops and Research Forum for fellows; Competitive salary with benefits
Requirements: Experienced researcher, i.e. must hold a doctoral degree or at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience