Applications are open for supplementary scholarships to support up to 10 x PhD students undertaking inter-disciplinary research in projects relating to grape and beverage fermentation. 

Bioprocesses such as fermentation are powerful agents of change, with both known and yet-to-be-fully-exploited transformative effects for Australian industries. Key opportunities for transformation span the fermented beverages sector; fermentation substrates (e.g., grapes); and new designer products and markets. Our research aims to produce better fermentation microbes; achieve sustainably superior grapes; and realise better/new processes & markets. Delivery against these aims will increase quality, profit and sustainability and uplift Australia’s capability in this impactful domain. The wide-ranging benefits include industrial and economic stimulation, capacity development in the opportunity areas, and better environmental outcomes.

There are supplementary scholarships available to support up to 10 x PhD students to undertake inter-disciplinary research relating to a range of projects we are conducting around bioprocess, innovation in the grape, and the precision & beverage fermentation sectors. These scholarships are externally funded by various industry partners. For more information on individual projects, please click this link.


Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia, New Zealand Citizens/Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders or international students who are acceptable as candidates for a PhD degree at the University of Adelaide.

Recipients of the scholarship will need to be studying full time and hold a major scholarship (such as an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPS), a University of Adelaide Research Scholarship (UARS), or an industry-based fund of similar merit).


The scholarship will be for 3.5 years, and has a stipend top up of up to $4,000 (indexed annually) per annum and up to $10,000 of operating funds per project. It is likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval.  

For more information and to submit your expression of interest, visit: 

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