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Wine Australia - PhD and Masters by Research Scholarships

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. We 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.

The supplementary scholarships are for up to three years full-time PhD study and for up to two years full-time Master by Research study. The most outstanding Wine Australia PhD scholarship applicant will receive the Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award which provides the recipient with additional stipend. 


Wine Australia reserves the right to determine the base level from which supplementary funding is
offered. In most cases PhD and Master supplementary scholarships provide:

  • supplementary funding to bring the total student stipend up to the value of $35,000 (GST
    exclusive) per annum, including funding received through an RTP or otherscholarship,
  • supplementary funding to bring the total student operating funds up to $10,000 (GST
    exclusive) per annum, including funding received through an RTP or otherscholarship.

Part -time awards may be available in certain circumstances. Candidates undertaking part-time
study will be eligible for half the funding of a full-time candidate. Part-time PhD candidates may
receive funding for up to six years and part-time Master by Research candidates may receive
funding for up to three years.

Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award

In 2019 Wine Australia inaugurated the Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award, an annual award for the
most outstanding Wine Australia PhD scholarship applicant.

This Award recognises the distinguished contribution of Dr Tony Jordan OAM to Australian
wine. Over his distinguished career, Dr Jordan was an influential and determined advocate for
the advancement of Australian wine as a winemaker, researcher, mentor, wine show judge and
wine sector leader. Dr Jordan was crucial to the establishment of the wine science program at
Charles Sturt University in the 1970s, influencing modern Australian wine practices. He has
chaired Australian wine shows and judged shows internationally, he is a former president of the
Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) and the Yarra Valley Wine Growers
Association and was a Board member of the Wine Australia Corporation for six years.

Wine Australia awards merit-based PhD scholarships with a stipend of up to $35,000. The Dr
Tony Jordan OAM Award recipient will receive up to $40,000 annually to support their study.