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2009 Call for proposals
Reference: EACEA/34/2008
Application deadline: 23. March 2009


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 2009 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. Transatlantic Degree consortia projects may apply for three types of funding: i) flat rates/fixed amounts for administering the project to consortia institutions, ii) transatlantic mobility grants to EU and U.S. students and iii) transatlantic mobility grants to EU and U.S. faculty.
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 kind of 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.

For EU institutions, the budget available amounts to approximately EUR 5 million. For U.S. institutions comparable funding will be provided.  The European Commission will provide funding for the direct use of the EU partners, and the U.S. Department of Education (FIPSE) will provide funding for the direct use of the United States partner(s).


Background information about the programme:

You can find further information on the ATLANTIS Programme on the website of the Directorate-General EAC (Education and Culture) of the European Commission.

PDF The selection process has been completed for the Call for proposals 2009 in the context of the EU-US ATLANTIS programme.

The final list of selected projects can be seen below.

All institutions/applicants participating in this call for proposals have been informed by the Executive Agency in writing about the detailed results of the evaluation of their applications. This information, including specific comments based upon the opinion of the independent experts, is communicated individually to successful and unsuccessful applicants. At the same time the Agency invites selected applicants to complete the formalities necessary for the grant awards to be confirmed via Grant Agreements.

Indicative timetable

Official notification of results sent to applicants: July
Contractualisation of approved projects: August/September
First projects start: September

PDF Lists of successful projects

Call for proposals 2009

The text of the EU-US Atlantis Call for Proposals will be published in the Official Journal on the 24.12.2008

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Call Guidelines: PDF EnglishFrançais*1Deutsch*2

* 1 Traduction officieuse – la version originale anglaise faisant foi
* 2 Halbamtliche Übersetzung; das englischsprachige Original ist maßgebend.

Corrigendum Guidelines : pp.542iii : The correct webpage for information about the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is :

Application forms

Legal Entity form: download from DG Budget website

Financial identification form: download from DG Budget website

Models for the Grant agreements:

Models for Progress reports

Models for Final reports

Administrative and Financial Handbook


Contact Information on the 2009 ATLANTIS Call for Proposals
Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
Unit P4
Avenue du Bourget 1 (BOUR 00/37)
B-1140 Brussels

Tel: (+32 2) 295.96.92
Fax: (+32 2) 292.13.28
Offices: Rue Colonel Bourg 135-139, B-1140 Brussels