Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University


Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship – National Wine & Grape Industry Centre (AGRTP-NWGIC)

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.

Australian or New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent resident 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 applicants may apply for CSU based research project scholarships associated with the ARC-ITTC for Innovative Wine Production

Projects available as CSU ARC-ITTC for Innovative Wine Production are;

  • ICHDR2: Vascular transport into the berry – impact on fruit size and composition, yield and wine style (PhD)
  • 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)
  • Further information about NWGIC is available at

Award Value

The scholarship provides the following benefits:

  • Stipend: $27,082 per annum, payable in fortnightly instalments.  Applicants seeking a scholarship associated with the CSU-based projects ICHDR2, 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.


How to apply

Further information on the scholarship can be found on the NWGIC website.

The application form and required information can also be found on the NWGIC Website.

Application Closing Date

Friday 30th of March 2018.