Funding Source: European Commission (EACEA)

The European Commission has launched together with the US Department of Education a new joint call for proposals covering a series of actions – grouped under the common title of “ATLANTIS”.

The 2008 ATLANTIS Call for Proposals covers the following actions:

Transatlantic Degree Consortia Projects This Action provides support for consortia of EU and U.S. higher education institutions to implement dual/double or joint degree programmes.

Excellence Mobility Projects This Action provides funding for international curriculum development projects that involve short term transatlantic mobility not directly related to the award of a joint or dual/double degree. Consortia applying for such a project must be able to demonstrate a proven track record in transatlantic cooperation and exchanges including those funded under preceding EU-U.S. agreements.

Policy Oriented Measures This Action provides support to multilateral EU-US projects and activities designed to enhance collaboration in the higher education and vocational training field.

It is anticipated that eight Transatlantic Degree projects, four Excellence in Mobility and seven Policy-Oriented Measures projects will be funded in 2008.

Sum: For EU institutions, the budget is approx. EUR 4.5 million. The largest portion of this will be devoted to Transatlantic Degree Projects

Deadline: 2 April 2008

Funder Link: European Commission

Scheme Link: EU-US Atlantis

If you are interested in applying please contact the Research Office for an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form or call ext. 3713.

EuRO recommends that anyone who is interested in accessing EU funding makes contact with the European Office in plenty of time prior to the submission deadline to fully benefit from our professional advice and support.