Masters in Switzerland with Dr. Eduard Research Scholarship, 2016


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.

The Dr. Eduard Gubelin Association for Research & Identification of Precious Stones in Lucerne, Switzerland, grants the scholarship. This Association is a not-for-profit organisation based in Lucerne, Switzerland. For the scholarship, the Association collaborates closely with the Gubelin Gem Lab, which provides administrative support and supervision of the development of the successful project/applicant.

Dr Eduard Gubelin Research 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.

School(Institutions/ Country):  Switzerland

Level: Msc, PhD or postdoctoral level

Field(s): Scholarship is awarded in the fields of earth sciences (mineralogy, geology, geochemistry), crystallography, chemistry, solid-state physics, material sciences, archaeology, biology, and related fields.

Funded By:  The  Dr. Eduard Gübelin Association for Research & Identification of Precious Stones

Beneficiaries(Target Groups):  Dr Eduard Gubelin Research Scholarship is targeted for applicants of any nationality.


The  Dr Eduard Gubelin Research 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.

Selection Criteria for Dr Eduard Gubelin Research Scholarship

‣ The Association verifies that the incoming project applications comply with the administrative requirements and their suitability in terms of scientific relevance and potential.

‣ The Association will contact applicants whose projects pass these checks to acknowledge receipt and confirm that the project has been added to the list of applications for the current term.

‣ The Association may contact applicants to clarify any issues regarding their application. Following these initial checks, the Association will establish a shortlist of the best and most suitable applications, according to the criteria below.

‣ The maximum number of shortlisted applications is five; these are presented to the members of the Scientific Committee, who will evaluate the applications and rank it, using a mark ranging from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

‣ For the sake of transparency and to avoid any potential conflict of interests with members of the Scientific Committee, the best and worst mark assigned to each application will not be considered.

‣ The remaining marks will be averaged and the proposal with the highest average mark will win the scholarship. In the event of a tie, the youngest participant will earn the Scholarship. The decision of the Scientific Committee is final and there is no right of appeal.

‣ After evaluation and consolidation of the decision of the Committee members, the Association will contact the successful applicant and inform him/her on the result.

Notification for Dr Eduard Gubelin Research Scholarship

‣ The evaluation process and selection of the winning proposal will be completed by 1 September 2015 and announcement of the winning proposal will take place during September.

Scholarship Application Method 

‣ The mode of application is online.

Application Form

‣ 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.

‣ Proposals must be in English, must not exceed 10,000 characters and should not include more than 10 illustrations, images, tables or photos.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on 30 June 2016.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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