The Australasian Ceramic Society/Ceramic Society of Japan (ACS/CJS) Joint Ceramic Award
This prestigious annual Award was established in 1993 by joint agreement of the ACS and the CSJ. Its purpose is to enhance cooperation in the field of ceramics between Australia and Japan by allowing one distinguished ceramist from each country to travel to the other country each year for short-term study or research. Each recipient may choose between either
A. Study at one or more organisations or institutes in the other country for a period of two to three weeks, or
B. Research or study at one principal institute in the other country for a period of around six months
The cash value of the Award for an Australian recipient is to pay for the cheapest economy class airfare to and from Japan and reimbursement of living expenses up to $5.000. The winner will be expected to submit a report to the Council after the trip and present the results at a Branch meeting or at an Austceram Conference.
The ACS and the CSJ will assist winners of each Award to gain their desired kind of position. In some cases, the ACS and the CSJ may be able to assist the winners to obtain living expenses to cover the posting, but in other cases the winner's own organisation may be able to provide such expenses.
Call for Australian Applications
Applications are now called from distinguished Australian ceramists, who are financial members of the ACS, desirous of studying in Japan under the ACS/CSJ Joint Ceramic Award. Each application should include the following:
a full CV together with a narrative case prepared by the applicant providing clear evidence of the distinguished nature of his or her career so far. (Note that a PhD is NOT a pre-requisite; however, the possession of a good degree with a ceramics major would be expected)
a supporting case from two referees.
an explanation of the applicant's reasons for wishing to study in Japan, together with a choice between A and B above, including the kind of study desired and preferably the desired organisation. (Note that for study in a Japanese Government institute it may be possible to source Japanese Government funding for living expenses, but the application must be made one year in advance. Therefore, an applicant seeking this kind of posting would hope to take up the posting in Japan in the second half of 2004. Note also that for this type of posting, possession of a Ph.D. would be advantageous).
an indication as to whether or not the applicant's own organisation would fund the required living expenses in Japan.
the proposed time and duration of the posting (subject to the note above re- advance applications if Japanese Government funding is desired).
Applications should be sent to:
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