Call for research proposals in intellectual disability, autism and assistive technology


Deadline for applications:  30th June 2016

ASSISTID is a €9M EU Marie Curie COFUND research programme which is funded by the charity RESPECT and the EU for 5 years from 2014-2019 and coordinated by the DOCTRID Research Institute. ASSISTID will fund up to 40 researchers to carry out individual projects in Intellectual Disability and/or Autism, examining how Assistive Technologies can improve quality of life and inclusion. Researchers will be based in universities, industry partners and ID service providers throughout Ireland, the UK, the USA and other countries.

Become an EU Marie Sklowdowska-Curie researcher and join an international multidisciplinary research network in intellectual disability, autism and assistive technology. Applicants welcome from a range of disciplines including psychologists, engineers, rehabilitation counsellors, special educators, computer scientists

Projects can focus on topics including AT assessment, development, new methods of AT provision, AT for education, health, independent living, employment and more

19 Fellows appointed to date. View their projects here and visit

Applicants can come from anywhere in the world to any Irish university or other higher education institute