The Dr. Eduard Gübelin Association for research & identification of precious stones invites applications for research scholarship from eligible individuals of any nationality for MSc/Ph.D. students or postdoctoral researchers to be taken up in Switzerland.

Students are required to have a good level of knowledge of the language of instruction of the study program they will be taking. Since there are three official languages in Switzerland, the language of instruction varies depending on the university and college. In general, most institutions require a minimum level of command of the language of instruction corresponding to the B1/B2 level according to the European language passport.

Study Subject: This scholarship is intended for students/researchers in the fields of Earth Sciences (Mineralogy, Geology and Geochemistry), Crystallography, Chemistry, Solid-State Physics, Material Sciences, Archaeology, Biology and related fields.

Worth of Award: The total value of the scholarship is CHF 30,000.


Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply for this scholarship:-

-The scholarship is available to students and researchers at MSc, Ph.D. or post-doctoral level. The minimum requirement for applicants is a BSc degree in earth sciences, chemistry, physics, material sciences or another hard science. The successful recipient of the grant, i.e. the applicant, must be a person rather than an institution or company. However, applicants are encouraged to submit project proposals that involve collaboration with a university or other research institute. Applicants may be no more than 40 years of age. Applications are welcome from individuals of any nationality.
-No employment relationship will exist between the scholarship recipient and the Dr. Eduard Gübelin Association for Research & Identification of Precious Stones, the Gübelin Gem Lab or any other entity of the Gübelin Group. As such, the Association is not liable for social insurance costs.

How to Apply

The mode of application is online.


Supporting Material: In addition to the application for the scholarship, the applicant must submit the following documents:-
-Applicants who meet the requirements set out in this document are invited to submit their research project proposal. Proposals must be submitted using the relevant form on the Gübelin Gem Lab website. In addition, applicants are also required to provide their curriculum vitae and details of their previous scientific achievements.
-The project proposal can include (if considered advantageous to the project) a period of time in the Gübelin Gem Lab in Lucerne, Switzerland. The applicant has the opportunity to use the infrastructure and resources of the Gübelin Gem Lab, including the Gübelin Reference Collection and the analytical equipment, and will receive support from the scientists in the Gübelin Gem Lab.
-Proposals must be in English, must not exceed 10,000 characters and should not include more than 10 illustrations, images, tables or photos.

Deadline: The deadline for submitting project proposals is June 30, 2016.

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