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September 8, 2010

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Summary: PMI2 are pleased to invite joint proposals from UK and US higher education institutions to develop partnerships. Funds are intended to stimulate the growth of a new variety of UK-US strategic partnerships between HEIs or for the growing of UK-US cooperation involving HEIs in third countries.

The aims of the UK-US New Partnership Fund are to:
  • - Grow mutually beneficial partnerships between UK and US HEIs.
  • - Provide opportunities to deepen and broaden existing co-operation between UK and US HEIs.
  • - Introduce new HE institutions to UK-US partnerships including from a greater diversity of locations in both countries.
  • - Pilot new UK and US partnerships in third countries.
  • - Build the basis for future sustainable partnerships between the collaborating institutions.
  • - Strengthen the skills of higher education staff in both countries in developing and delivering partnerships.

There are two strands for which proposals are welcome:

Strand 1) Strategic partnerships

A strategic partnership is one that is broad-based and encompasses a range of collaborative activities. These might involve a combination of two or more of the following:

- Developing student, staff and researcher mobility: including for US study abroad students, UK student mobility, researcher, faculty and academic exchanges

- New research co-operation, particularly interdisciplinary

- Collaborative degrees and other approaches to learning and teaching, (including dual, joint and double degrees)

Strand 2) Multi-Country Partnerships

There is a need to stimulate the development of new partnerships between UK and US HEIs that involve another country (these partnerships could be for research cooperation, learning and teaching, student exchange and joint or dual degrees). Innovative proposals are invited that might involve any country as a member of the partnership.

Subject priorities

Priority will be given to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical science disciplines; however they also welcome proposals that introduce innovative, including inter-disciplinary, approaches.

Need a partner?

Some US institutions have identified themselves as looking for partner institutions in the UK through the British Council’s Register of Interest. Profiles of these US Higher Education Institutions are available to download: US partner list

Sum: UK-US New Partnership Fund is intended to be for pump-priming and is limited to a maximum of £20,000 per project.

Deadline: 1730 GMT on 31 October 2010.

Funder Link: PMI2 Opportunities

Any application for external funding requires the completion of an External Funding Application Submission (EFAS) form, to create a form please visit EFAS

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.

January 25, 2008

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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.