Wine Australia PhD and MPhil Top-up scholarships


Enrolment status New students, Currently enrolled students
Student type Domestic students, International students
Level of study Higher Degree by Research
Study area Agriculture and Environment, Business and Economics, Science and Mathematics
HDR funding type Living stipend scholarship
Scholarship value Top Up the RTP stipend to max value of $35,000 annually. Top Up any operating funds to max value of $10,000 annually. Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award for most outstanding applicant provides Top Up the RTP stipend to max value of $40,000 annually.
Scholarship duration Up to three years full-time PhD study and for up to two years full-time Master by Research study
Opening date 8 October 2020
Closing date 6 November 2020


Established by Wine Australia, which is a statutory service body for the Australian grape and wine community.  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. They are 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.

This is a Higher Degree by Research, Top Up Scholarship.


The Wine Australian Top Up Scholarship is open to Higher Degree by Research Masters or PhD candidates.

The Scholarship is awarded annually to a HDR candidate who is enrolled in or has applied for, a Masters of Research or PhD program at an Australian or overseas university.   

Applicants must hold, or have applied for, an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) or other equivalent stipend scholarship through their host university.

Applicants must be attending on campus (applies to domestic study only).

Australian candidates enrolled at an overseas university and overseas candidates enrolled at an Australian university may be eligible.

Part time awards may be available in certain circumstances. 

Applications are closed.

Before you get started

If this scholarship has rules, download and read them.

How to apply

Before you get started

Download and read the PhD and Masters by Research application guide.

How to apply

To apply for a Wine Australia Scholarship, you must complete an application online through the Clarity Investment Management System (CIMS). A log in and password can be obtained by emailing your full name, address, contact phone number and name of University where you will be studying to

Key Dates - 2020 Round

Monday October 5 2020

Applications open

Friday November 6 2020

Applications close

November/ December 2020

Selection Committee review

January 1 2021
or at a later subsequent agreed date

Scholarship commences

Selection criteria

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
Applications are closed.


Wine Australia
Applications are closed.

Terms and conditions

This is a Top Up  HDR scholarship and adheres to the terms and conditions outlined in the Guidelines to Applicants and on the WA Research Scholarships webpage. The scholarship may be held for a period of up to three years full time PhD and up to two years full time Masters of Research.

Evidence must be provided that the university supports the proposed project and candidate. You can negotiate a supervisor after the application has been submitted; however, you are required to have a supervisor in place before the project is contracted.

Research organisations are required to submit an annual academic progress report and financial statement for each scholarship recipient. An electronic copy of the final research thesis, an Executive Summary and end of project financial reconciliation must be submitted to WA at the end of candidature.

Applications are closed.