The Dr. Eduard Gübelin Association for Research & Identification of Precious Stones is offering research scholarship for MSc/PhD students or postdoctoral researchers. Applications are welcome from eligible individuals of any nationality. This is an annual grant to be allocated to an innovative research project in the field of gemmology. The overall annual value of the scholarship is CHF 30,000 (USD 33,000). The deadline for applications is 30th June 2014.
About Scholarship: Dr. Eduard J. Gübelin (1913-2005) devoted his life and career to the study of gemstones and to advancing the science of gemmology. After celebrating the 100th anniversary of Dr. Gübelin last year, the introduction of this scholarship coincides with the 90th anniversary of the Gübelin Gem Lab, established in 1924. The annual Dr. Eduard Gübelin Research Scholarship will support a cutting-edge research project in the field of gemmology in the broadest sense. 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.
Study: Scholarship is awarded in the fields of earth sciences (mineralogy, geology, geochemistry), crystallography, chemistry, solid-state physics, material sciences, archaeology, biology, and related fields.
Course Level: Scholarship is available to students and researchers at MSc, PhD or postdoctoral level.
Scholarship Provider: The Dr. Eduard Gübelin Association for Research & Identification of Precious Stones
Scholarship can be taken at: Switzerland
-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.
-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.
Scholarship Open for: Citizens of any nationality can apply for this research scholarship.
Number of awards: A research scholarship will be awarded.
Duration: The scholarship will be granted once a year to a scientist for a proposed research project.
Value: The overall annual value of the scholarship is CHF 30,000 (USD 33,000).
Selection Criteria: The Association checks the incoming project proposals for compliance with the administrative requirements, as well as for suitability in terms of scientific relevance and potential. The Association may contact applicants to clarify any issues regarding their application. Following these initial checks, the Association establishes a shortlist of suitable proposals, based on their relevance and potential. The shortlisted proposals are then forwarded to the members of the Scientific Committee, who will assess the proposals and select the project they consider is best qualified to receive the scholarship. The proposal receiving the highest number of votes by the members of the committee will earn the scholarship.
Notification: The name of the successful project and applicant will be announced in September 2014.
Online Application: Applicants can apply online for this research scholarship.
Deadline: The deadline for applications is 30th June 2014.
Further Information: http://www.gubelingemlab.ch/scholarship/