Journal of ECerS Trust

Funding for Ceramics Research and Education.

The JECS Trust was formally set up in December 2007 to oversee the expenditure of funds passed on to the European Ceramic Society (ECerS) by the Society’s Journal and by its publisher, Elsevier. In its allocation of the Trust’s resources, the Trust Council aims :

  • To enable the European Ceramic Societies to engage in a broad range of activities for the benefit of its membership.
  • To strengthen research and teaching in Europe within the subject of ceramics.
  • To maintain and build on the current strong position of the Journal.

Some guidelines

Members for at least one year of a ceramic society affiliated to ECerS or individual members of ECerS are eligible to receive support.

For workshops, conferences, etc., up to 50 % of the total sum of the project/activity will be provided for successful projects.

The support is for research, research visits and research discussion – but not for attending conferences.

Award holders agree to give the Journal of ECerS and/or Open Ceramics the first option to publish papers resulting from the research or best papers from conferences/workshops

JECS Trust funding does not cover salaries

How to submit your application

Applications are submitted electronically to the JECS Trust secretariat: and

Please ensure that the form is fully completed before submission!

Deadlines: 31 May and 30 November every year.

Decisions on awards are taken by the Board of the JECS Trust.

Applications forms

General Activity

Events such as workshops / conferences, etc. which are specifically aimed at students / early stage researchers / high school teachers or on topical research areas likely to result in high quality papers for publication in the Journal of ECerS and/or in Open Ceramics.


Funding of visits by individuals to other laboratories within Europe to learn new techniques or to access equipment not available in their own laboratories.


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