for the advancement of gemmological science

Founded in 1923, the Gübelin Gem Lab is one of the oldest and most renowned gemmological laboratories in the world, providing authenticity reports for gemstones and gem materials and engaging in research projects to improve our understanding of the geology and geochemistry of gem-forming deposits and processes.

The Dr. Eduard Gübelin Association for Research & Identification of Precious Stones provides funding and support - financial, organisational and infrastructural - for an annual research project in the field of earth sciences (geology, mineralogy, geochemistry), crystallography, solid state physics, material sciences, or a related scientific discipline.

The total annual value of the scholarship is CHF 30,000, granted to a MSc, PhD or post-doctoral researcher proposing a truly innovative research project, 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 minimum requirement for applicants is a BSc degree in earth sciences, chemistry, physics, material sciences or science related field. For further details, see

We are accepting project proposals until 31 July 2022

To submit a proposal or to get further information visit our Scholarship website or contact us for individual questions via email at

Dr. Eduard Gübelin Association for Research & Identification of Precious Stones
Maihofstrasse 102, 6006 Lucerne, Switzerland, T: +41 41 429 17 17,

posted: 31 May 2022     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.