Applications are invited for scholarships leading to the degree of either PhD or MSc. Up to 13 students will be based in the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the University of Adelaide (Waite Campus, SA) and up to 3 in the National Wine and Grape Industry Centre at Charles Sturt University (Wagga Wagga, NSW). Information on projects currently available can be found on the ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production (TC IWP) website https://www.arcwinecentre.org.au/joinus/
The scholarships are supported by the Australian Research Council, Industrial Transformation Research Program (IC170100008).
Fields of Study: Plant science/physiology, viticulture, genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology, oenology, organic/analytical chemistry, food science, fermentation and process technology and wine sensory science.
Eligibility: Positions are open to both domestic and international applicants. Applicants will need to have completed an Honours or Masters degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field, with at least one year of research experience, and have achieved a high level result. Applicants will also need to meet the relevant Universities eligibility conditions. Please note that students may be required to meet a minimum English language proficiency for entry. University of Adelaide information available here.
Stipend: Training Centre PhD and MPhil scholarships will be for a period of three or two years respectively and receive an indicative stipend of AUD$32,304 per annum. Students appointed to projects at Charles Sturt University will be eligible for a top-up, making a combined stipend plus top-up value of $35,000 per annum. Stipends are likely to be tax exempt, subject to Taxation Office approval. Tuition fee waivers may be available for exceptional international students, who meet the minimum English language proficiency requirements. Eligibility for a tuition fee waiver will be assessed on a case by case basis.
Enquiries: General enquiries regarding the application process should be directed to TC Manager Dr Joanna Sundstrom.
Applying: Applicants are strongly encouraged to first discuss their eligibility and suitability for projects with the relevant project contact shown in each case on the ARC TC IWP website. Applications for Admission and Scholarship must be submitted using the appropriate Online Application Form available at
Domestic and International Applicants: within the Research Interests section of the online application, all applicants should clearly indicate as a first line heading the project ID(s) you wish to be considered for.
Charles Sturt University projects:
Applicants must apply on-line for admission to a PhD program (http://www.csu.edu.au/research-csu/how-to-apply). To be considered for a Training Centre scholarship at CSU, applicants should discuss how to apply with the relevant project contact shown in each case on the ARC TC IWP website.
Closing date: Applications remain open until all projects are filled.