Applications for Wine Australia’s 2020 PhD and Masters by Research scholarships open Monday 5 October 2020 and close Friday 6 November 2020.


Wine Australia offers a PhD and Master by Research scholarship program to help attract postgraduate students to the fields of wine, viticulture and wine business research. Wine Australia is committed to supporting academic endeavour and encouraging the enthusiasm of the future leaders of oenology, viticulture and wine business researchers to support a prosperous Australian grape and wine community.

There are no anticipated changes to the application period due to the COVID-19 pandemic (this information was accurate at 7 September 2020, but is subject to ongoing developments of the COVID-19 pandemic).

Wine Australia offers supplementary scholarships for up to three years full-time PhD study and for up to two years full-time Master by Research study. Candidates must:

  • be enrolled in or have applied for, a program at an Australian or overseas university
  • hold, or have applied for, an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship or other equivalent scholarship through their host university, and
  • be attending on campus (applies to domestic study only).

The most outstanding Wine Australia PhD scholarship applicant will receive the Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award which provides the recipient with additional stipend.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence, the quality of an applicant’s Curriculum Vitae, the merit of the proposed research program, the expertise of the proposed supervisor(s), the likelihood of the student’s ongoing involvement in the wine sector, and funding availability.

For further information, including the application guide, visit the Wine Australia PhD & Masters by Research Scholarships website. 

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