ATLANTIS COOPERATION GRANT
FUNDED JOINTLY BY the U.S. Department of Education and the Education (FIPSE) and the Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Union
Mobility Project in Transatlantic Public Administration
US Lead: BUFFALO STATE, SUNY (New York)
US Partner: SUNY CORTLAND (New York)
EU Lead: MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY (United Kingdom)
EU Partner: UNIVERSITATEA BABEŞ-BOLYAI (Romania)
This mobility project will seek to improve transatlantic undergraduate educational and training in public administration among the partner institutions. The project will familiarize students and faculty with a broad range of national perspectives on the key issues faced by the public sector and on ways in which the issues can be tackled and managed.
FY 2009: $51,500
Total FIPSE Funding; $194,000 (4 years)
This grant is funded and administered by the U.S. Department of Education and the European Commission of the European Union. The total grant is approximately $448,987 for four years; $194,000 from the U.S. Department of Education for the U.S. partners and $254,987 at current exchange rates (Euro 190,000) from the European Union for the European partners.
For more information about this grant, see http://www.ed.gov/programs/fipseec/index.html
This FIPSE-Atlantis grant includes three scholarships of $5,000 apiece for each of the four years of the grant for Buffalo State students who intend to pursue a career in public service. The first exchange will take place in the 2010 spring semester to Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom, followed by Babeş-Bolyai University in Romania (2011 spring semester). Romanian and British students will study public administration and American politics and policy at Buffalo State College and SUNY Cortland.
Beginning in fall 2010, American and European students will participate in a cohort-experience throughout the fall semester, including leadership training, internships, study trip to Washington, D.C. and interaction with public administrators working in local, state, and federal offices.