Research & development

Previous funding rounds

To view information about our current call, PhD, Masters and Honours scholarships, travel bursaries or visiting scholars bursaries, click here.

Investment applications 2016-17

Targeted call

As part of our targeted call for 2016-17 we invited project applications (PPAs) that addressed RD&E in three priority areas:

  • Climate adaptation
  • Economic Sustainability
  • Quality and Provenance

As a guide, opportunities for investment were available for climate adaptation, economic sustainability and quality and provenance.

The closing date for submitting preliminary project applications (PPAs) was Friday 6 November 2015. After consideration of the preliminary project applications, successful applicants were invited to submit final project applications (FPA) by Monday 22 February 2016.

Investment applications 2015-16

Targeted call

As part of our targeted call for 2015-16 we invited project applications that addressed RD&E in two priority areas:

  • Customer insights
  • Digital viticulture

To guide opportunities for investment, gaps analyses were available for customer insights and digital viticulture.

The closing date for submitting preliminary project applications (PPAs) was Friday 14 August 2015. After consideration of the preliminary project applications, successful applicants were invited to submit final project applications (FPAs). FPAs were due Friday 2 October 2015.

Investment applications 2014-15

Targeted call

In our targeted call for 2014–15, we invited collaborative multi-disciplinary proposals as part of a two-stage process to address the three priority areas of:

  • Process efficiency
  • Vineyard profitability
  • Biosecurity.

The investment priorities for vineyard profitability and process efficiency were identified in a gaps analysis. Contracted projects are detailed on the current projects page.

Investment applications 2013-14

Targeted call

The high-priority research areas for new investments starting in 2013–14 were:

  • Grapevine germplasm
  • Yeast and bacterial germplasm.

To guide these investments, gaps analyses were conducted and researcher briefings were held.

Submission of final project applications closed Thursday 24 January 2013.

Investment applications 2012-13

Targeted call

In 2012–13, new investments were made in four high-prioirty areas. To guide these investments, gaps analyses were conducted and researcher briefings were held.

Biosecurity

Consumer insights

Objective measures of quality

Adoption strategies

New investments were also made in the six priority areas of:

  • Climate change adaptability
  • Improving spray efficacy
  • Market access
  • Packaging and transport
  • Pest and disease management
  • Vine balance and yield variability.