Application Form for Financial Support Before completing this form, please consult the general information notes overleaf for guidelines on the rules associated with JECS trust applications. 1. TITLE OF PROPOSED ACTIVITY 2. LOCATION/DATES FOR THE PROPOSED ACTIVITY 3. NAME AND AFFILIATION OF THE PRINCIPAL APPLICANT 4. NAMES AND AFFILIATIONS OF OTHER COLLABORATORS (a) (b) (Add others if necessary) 5. DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ACTIVITY Please supply not more than 1 page of A4, summarising the activity that is proposed, and the targeted audience. Expected number of attendees: 6. OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING Indicate whether support has been applied for from other sources, and if so, how much. If the results of these applications are already known, state the amount of support obtained; alternatively, state when these results are expected. Do you propose to charge a registration fee, and if so, how much? 7. RESOURCES REQUESTED Total amount requested from the JECS Trust: € Anticipated total cost of the activity: € (a) Costs associated with the hire/use of facilities: (b) Consumable/administrative costs associated with the activity: (c) Travel/ subsistence costs for those attending: (d) Funding recoverable from registration fees: € from other sources: € Any other information: 8. BENEFITS OF THE PROPOSED ACTIVITY Summarise the benefits for both the participants and also the wider benefits for ECerS. 9. IS IT INTENDED THAT THERE WILL BE A PROCEEDINGS OR OTHER PERMANENT WRITTEN/ELECTRONIC RECORD? Summarise your intentions as regards publishing oral/poster papers presented at the event. GENERAL INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS TO THE JECS TRUST The JECS trust was formally set up in December 2007 to oversee the expenditure of monies passed on to the European Ceramic Society (ECerS) annually by the Elsevier publishing house. These were made: In recognition that the ECerS name has made a significant contribution towards the current success of the Journal of the European Ceramic Society (hereafter referred to as “the Journal”), To maintain and build on the current strong position of the Journal To ensure that these funds were not used in any way contrary to Journal interests To enable ECerS to engage in a broader range of activities than previously possible, of mutual benefit to both ECerS and Elsevier. Applicants wishing to receive financial support from the JECS trust should be current members of ECerS and should submit their bids electronically to the ECerS secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org). These will be passed on to the PEC (president’s executive council) committee of ECerS, who will: Consider the bids, and if successful, will agree the appropriate funds to be allocated. Make recommendations to the Trust at their 6-monthly meetings as regards the proposals that should be funded. Provided the above conditions are met, the Trust would normally approve the PEC recommendations. In all cases, the decisions of the PEC and JECS trust shall be final. The main focus in the expenditure of Trust money is towards student/ young researcher activities, but not exclusively so. Examples of projects which might be funded include: Events linked either to the biennial symposia or held at other times of the year aimed at student/young researcher participation (for example summer workshops) Funded visits by individual researchers to laboratories within Europe for the purposes of acquiring skills/learning new techniques or accessing equipment not available in their own laboratories. Themed workshops put on either as part of the biennial symposia or at other times in between. An example of these might be Topical networks focused on a specific (probably novel) subject area. For all such meetings, Elsevier would have a strong interest in hearing plans for publication. The JECS Trust August 2008.