GWRDC opens second round of PhD and Masters scholarship applications

The Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC) today opened its second round of applications for PhD and Masters scholarships commencing in 2014.

‘GWRDC is helping train the grape and wine researchers of tomorrow with our postgraduate scholarships’, said GWRDC Executive Director Dr Stuart Thomson.

‘We anticipate that the recipients of these scholarships will be future leaders in grape and wine research and will make a positive contribution to the broader wine industry’, he said.

PhD and Masters scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, the quality of an applicant’s Curriculum Vitae, the topic of the proposed research and the likelihood of the student’s ongoing involvement in the wine industry.

Applicants are advised to consult GWRDC’s Strategic Research, Development and Extension Plan 2012–17 and Annual Operational Plan 2013–14 when developing their applications. These documents are available on the GWRDC website.

PhD and Masters scholarships applications close at 5pm on Friday 21 March 2014.

Applications are now submitted online and students are required to complete and lodge applications online through CIMS. Please contact GWRDC for a username, password and how to guide on or (08) 8273 0500.

For further information, visit the GWRDC Applying for Funding Page. 

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GWRDC invests in and directs research, development and extension (RD&E) along the whole value chain ‘from vine to glass’ to support a competitive Australian wine sector.

We collaborate with our key stakeholders to coordinate and direct our investments to best address the sector’s RD&E priorities. GWRDC is funded by grapegrowers and winemakers, who pay levies on the annual winegrape crush, and the Australian Government, which provides matching funds.

For further information:
Abbey Flanagan, Communications Coordinator, 08 8273 0500,