Guidelines for application

We ask you to read carefully this page before submitting an application to the JECS Trust!

Main guidelines:
  • Applicants must either be a member of a non profit organisation (i.e. university, lab, etc.), an individual (i.e.  not a commercial company) and must have been either members of a ceramic society affiliated to ECerS or direct members of ECerS for at least 1 year;
  • The Trust does not accept proposals from individuals seeking support for attending conferences;
  • Journal of ECerS Trust support cannot be seen as a salary, this is a supplement for travel and extra expenses linked to a stay in a foreign country,
  • For conferences, workshops, etc: the amount requested can be up to 50 % of the total sum of the project/activity
  • The arrangements for any publication arising from the activity must be approved in advance by the Journal of the European Ceramic Society, which has the first option to publish such papers;
  • All amounts must be obligatory given in euro in the form.

The Board of the Trust does not wish to be unduly prescriptive and applications of any kind which fall within the rules are welcome. However, the following list of factors which are viewed favourably in ranking the proposals may be useful:
  • activities  involving  a  collaboration  between  different  European  Ceramic  Society  member  or  associate  member countries;
  • activities involving student/early stage researchers;
  • the use of Journal of ECerS Trust funding for an identifiable benefit that would not otherwise be possible;
  • activities leading to high quality contributions to the Journal of the European Ceramic Society;
  • applications from regular contributors to the Journal;
  • significant contributions from other sources, where it is appropriate to the activity.

Once the application is accepted, please be aware of the following facts:
  • You will only receive 50 % of the allowed amount before the beginning of the project -  the other 50 % are only transferred once the reports (financial and scientific) are approved, after the end of the project.
  • Journal of ECerS Trust should be acknowledged in any papers published linked to projects sponsored by the Journal of ECerS Trust.
  • If you ask for sponsor for a conference:
- Free registration must be provided for one ECerS/Journal of ECerS Trust representatives
- The list of participants (with their email addresses) should be given to ECerS secreteriat
- Special prizes should be applied for ECerS members

- If a competition is organised with the support of the Journal of ECerS Trust, the Award must be called "Journal of ECerS Award"

Applicants wishing to receive financial support from the Journal of ECerS Trust should submit their bids electronically to the Journal of ECerS Trust secretariat.

Decisions on awards are taken by the Board of the Journal of ECerS Trust.