Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Dr. Eduard Gübelin Research Scholarship

The Dr. Eduard Gübelin Association for Research & Identification of Precious Stones  announces the establishment of the Dr. Eduard Gübelin Research Scholarship, an annual grant to be allocated to an innovative research project in the field of gemmology.

The scholarship is directed at MSc/PhD students or post-doctoral researchers in the fields of earth sciences (mineralogy, geology, geochemistry), crystallography, chemistry, physics, material sciences, archaeology, biology, and related fields. The successful project proposal has to be truly innovative, with demonstrable novel thinking; it must venture into new areas, test new concepts and methods, and hence contribute to the advancement of gemmological knowledge.

The scholarship will be granted once a year to a scientist for a proposed research project. Depending on the type of project, the research might involve collaboration with the Gübelin Gem Lab. This could entail the use of its assets, resources and knowledge database, including access to analytical equipment and samples from the Gübelin Reference Collection, as well as support and collaboration with its research staff.

The scholarship is available to students and researchers at MSc, PhD or post-doctoral level. In order to qualify, the minimum requirement for applicants is a BSc degree in earth sciences, chemistry, physics, material sciences, or another exact science. The successful recipient of the grant, i.e. the applicant, must be a person, not an institution or company. However, applicants are encouraged to submit project proposals that involve collaboration with a university or another research institute. Applicants may be no more than 40 years of age. Applications are welcome from eligible individuals of any nationality.

The overall annual value of the scholarship is CHF 30,000 (USD 33,000).

The deadline for applications is 30 June 2014. The name of the successful project and applicant for the 2014 scholarship will be announced in September 2014.

For more information and application please visit the Dr. Eduard Gübelin ResearchScholarship page.

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