Friday, May 29, 2015

Dr. Eduard Gübelin Research Scholarship





The Dr. Eduard Gübelin Association for Research & Identification of Precious Stones, a not-for-profit entity of the Gübelin Group, presents the Dr. Eduard Gübelin Research Scholarship, an annual grant 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 Dr. Eduard Gubelin Research Scholarship is intended to provide funding and support – financial, organisational and infrastructural – for a student or scientist to pursue a research project in the field of earth sciences or a related scientific field.

This scholarship is intended for students/researchers in the fields of earth sciences (mineralogy, geology, geochemistry), crystallography, chemistry, solid-state physics, material sciences, archaeology, biology and related fields. The successful project proposal must be truly innovative, with demonstrable novel thinking; it must venture into new areas and test new concepts and methods, thus making a contribution to the advancement of gemmological knowledge.

Eligibility
The scholarship is available to students and researchers at MSc, PhD or post-doctoral level. 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 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 Gubelin Association for Research & Identification of Precious Stones, the Gubelin Gem Lab or any other entity of the Gubelin Group. As such, the Association is not liable for social insurance costs
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Frequency of scholarship
Provided that suitable projects are submitted, the scholarship is granted on the basis of one project per calendar year. The scholarship is issued to an individual for a proposed project. The successful applicant will receive formal confirmation of having been awarded the Dr. Eduard Gubelin Research Scholarship 2015.

Application and selection process:
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 Gubelin 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 Gubelin Gem Lab in Lucerne, Switzerland. The applicant has the opportunity to use the infrastructure and resources of the Gubelin Gem Lab, including the Gubelin Reference Collection and the analytical equipment, and will receive support from the scientists in the Gubelin Gem Lab.





For further details and application please visit the Dr. Eduard Gübelin Research Scholarship page.

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