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Call for proposals 2008

Reference: EACEA/02/2008

Application deadline: 02 April 2008

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. 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. The overall amount of funding on the EU side for a 4-year Transatlantic Degree consortia Project cannot exceed a maximum of EUR 408,000 /EUR 428,000 (depending on the number of partners of the consortium).
  • 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. Support includes mobility stipends for students and faculty and flat rates/fixed amounts for the consortia institutions. The overall amount of funding on the EU side for a 4-year Excellence Mobility Project cannot exceed a maximum of EUR 180,000.
  • 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. The EU side of the consortia implementing policy-oriented measures may apply for a funding of up to 75% of the project cost incurred by the EU side, up to a maximum of 70,000 EUR, for projects with a maximum duration of two years.

For EU institutions, the budget available amounts to approximately EUR 4.5 million. The largest portion of this will be devoted to Transatlantic Degree Projects. For U.S. institutions comparable funding will be provided. U.S. new and continuing awards are made pending annual congressional appropriations.
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). It is anticipated that eight Transatlantic Degree projects, four Excellence in Mobility and seven Policy-Oriented Measures projects will be funded in 2008.

Background information about the programme:


The selection process has been completed for the Call for proposals 2008 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: October

PDF Lists of successful projects

Frequently asked questions:


Call for proposals 2008

PDF Call Notice (Official Journal C13 of 18/01/2008) българскиCeštinaDanskDeutschEllenikaEnglishEspañol EestiSuomiFrançaisMagyaritalianoLietuviškaiLatviskiMaltiNederlandspolskiPortuguêsromanaSlovencinaSlovenšcinaSvenska

Full text- Call Guidelines: PDF English
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PDF Deutsch Halbamtliche Übersetzung; das englischsprachige Original ist maßgebend.

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 2008 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
Mailbox: EACEA-EU-US@ec.europa.eu


You can find further information on the ATLANTIS programme, as well the Call for Proposals 2008 also on the following website: