The National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (NWGIC) conducts world-class research in grape and wine science, in the areas of plant pathology, vine physiology, fruit development, fruit and wine composition, sensory characteristics of wine and consumer preference.

Interested parties are encouraged to apply for AGRTP-NWGIC scholarships, which are awarded to postgraduate researchers with exceptional promise whose research area is relevant to the key research objectives of NWGIC. Further information regarding the Australian Government's Research Training Program is available on the Department of Education and Training website.

In 2018 and 2019 domestic applicants may apply for CSU based research project scholarships associated with the ARC-ITTC for Innovative Wine Production https://www.csu.edu.au/nwgic/research

The following projectsare available for AGRTP-NWGIC Scholarships::

  • ICHDR6: Rapid assessment of grapes prior to harvest to quantify fungal off-flavours and product composition (PhD)
  • ICHDR8: The impact of light on oxidative and reductive aging of wine (PhD)
  • Other projects relevant to the centre’s research areas may be considered
  • Further information about NWGIC is available at https://www.csu.edu.au/nwgic/
  • Award value

    The scholarship provides the following benefits:

    • Stipend: This scholarship is valued at $27,596 per annum, payable in fortnightly instalments.  Applicants seeking a scholarship associated with the CSU-based projects ICHDR6, ICHDR8 will be eligible for a stipend top-up to $35,000 per annum.
    • Tuition Fees: Fee exemption for a period equivalent to three years (six sessions) for PhD/Research Doctorate OR two years (four sessions) for Research Masters at full-time study.
    • Operating Funds: Scholarship recipients are allocated an allowance per session of enrolment to assist with the reimbursement of costs associated with the candidate's research.
    • Relocation Allowance: Scholarship recipients may be eligible to receive a relocation allowance for the cost of relocating themselves, their spouse, and dependants to a CSU campus, to a maximum of AUD $5,000.
  • Scholarship duration

    AGRTP-NWGIC scholarships are normally tenable for three years for Research Doctorate studies, and two years for Research Masters studies subject to satisfactory progress

    An extension of up to six (6) months may be granted for Research Doctorate candidates, where the candidate is making satisfactory progress and the grounds for the extension relate to the study and are beyond the control of the candidate.

    Scholarship candidates are entitled to 20 paid annual leave working days per year, 10 paid sick leave days per year and may be eligible for up to 12 weeks paid maternity leave with the duration of the scholarship.



Application closing date

Applicants will need to apply for admission and also send an expression interest (including a full CV and a brief cover letter of no more than two pages) outlining your experience and research interests to lschmidtke@csu.edu.au by 19 February 2020.