Call for Proposals: EU-US Atlantis Program

bridges vol. 29, April 2011 / Noteworthy Information

Update, May 2nd, 2011

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) regrets to inform you that the EU-US ATLANTIS Call for Proposals EACEA/36/10 published on January 5th 2011 (Official Journal of the European Union 2011/C 2/02) and later amended by a corrigendum published on April 7th 2011 (Official Journal 2011/C 108/12) has been cancelled.

This is due to severe cuts in the 2011 US budget meaning that the funds needed to match the EU contribution are not available. We thank you for your interest in our programme and your commitment to improving transatlantic collaboration and academic networking.

A formal cancellation notice will soon be published in the Official Journal. For further information, please visit


Under the EU-US Atlantis program, a new call for proposals has been launched to fund innovative projects designed to create double or joint "transatlantic degrees" for students in the European Union and in the United States. Funding is also available to support projects that promote other forms of EU-US cooperation in higher education and vocational training, especially mobility projects.

The EU is making more than €6.4 million available for some 25 projects. The Atlantis program, jointly funded by the European Commission and the US Department of Education, encourages European and American universities to create long-term partnerships, establish joint study programs, and exchange students across the Atlantic.

{access view=guest}Access to the full article is free, but requires you to register. Registration is simple and quick – all we need is your name and a valid e-mail address. We appreciate your interest in bridges.{/access} {access view=!guest} Submission of grant requests under this call is open to institutions of higher education, and to vocational education and training institutions. For policy-oriented projects, the call is also open to organizations such as research institutes, business groups, and education agencies. Each project must have one lead institution in the EU and one lead institution in the US.

For further information, please visit the following Web sites:

European Commission:

US Department of Education: