Research Scholarship for Overseas Students in Switzerland

Deadline: 30 June 2016
Open to: at least BSc degree in Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Material Sciences or another Hard Science
Scholarship: CHF 30,000 (around EUR 27,400)


The Dr. Eduard Gübelin Association for research & identification of precious stones is offering research scholarship for MSc/PhD students or postdoctoral researchers. The university’s main objective is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students.

The Gübelin Association for the scholarship collaborates closely with the Gübelin Gem Lab, which provides administrative support and supervision of the development of the successful project/applicant.

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 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 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.


The total value of the scholarship is CHF 30,000 (around 27,400). This amount is invested each year to support the awarded project. The recipient is the applicant who submits the project; this applicant must also be the main contributor to the project and the author of the final report.

How to apply?

Applicants for the Dr. Eduard Gübelin Research Scholarship are required to provide personal details as well as information about their academic achievements. in their online application form. Deadline for applying is 30 June 2016.

For more information please visit the official website.

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