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Wine Australia is committed to the development of the next generation of researchers, experts and leaders who will help to drive the Australian grape and wine community's future.

Wine Australia offers a PhD and Masters by Research scholarship program to help attract postgraduate students to the fields of wine, viticulture and wine business research.

Our scholarship recipients are placed across a diverse range of disciplines and across projects that will help support a prosperous grape and wine community.

Click on the arrow below to view the current scholarship recipients and their projects.

Dr Tony Jordan OAM Memorial Award

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

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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 was an ardent supporter of academic endeavour and encouraged excellence across the Australian grape and wine community.

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

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Recipients of the Dr Tony Jordan memorial award

2022,  Kate Kingston, 2022, Griffith University, Developing and applying climate smart and biochar-based innovative technologies for viticulture future in southeast Queensland

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2021,  Anne Johnson, Charles Sturt University, Implementation of agroecological practices in viticulture: Identification of factors that motivate or constrain uptake

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2020, Joseph Marks, University of Adelaide, Sustaining viticulture: How under-vine (sp. Vitis vinifera) cover crops affect arbuscular mycorrhizal associations, soil organic carbon composition and soil carbon stocks.


Scholarships

Wine Australia provides top up scholarships to the following students. We acknowledge the universities and additional scholarship programs providing support to these students as they carry out research for the grape and wine community.

Active scholarships

Viticulture, grapes and the vineyard

Name

Research Organisation

Project title

Project No

Kate Kingston (2021 Dr Tony Jordan OAM Award recipient)

Griffith University

Developing and applying climate smart and biochar-based innovative technologies for viticulture future in southeast Queensland

WA Ph2100

Joanah Midzi

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

Inter-vine signalling via plant volatiles/p>

WA Ph2104

Mudassir Rehman

Charles Sturt University

Bait lamina probe as a farmer friendly tool for assessing soil biological activity

WA Ph2105

Colin Starkey

Charles Sturt University

Alternate strategies and vineyard practices for reducing the risk of grapevine trunk diseases

WA Ph2106

Brady Welsh

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

Vines, Wines and Microbiomes: The impact of fungicides on the phyllosphere microbiome of grapevines used for winemaking.

WA Ph2107

Oenology

Name

Research Organisation

Project title

Project No

Yanina Giordano

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre/p>

Alternatives to sulfur dioxide for controlling Brettanomyces spoilage in wine

WA Ph2102

Wine business, consumers and marketing

Name

Research Organisation

Project title

Project No

Irma Dupuis

University of Newcastle

The Wine Provenance Project: Blockchain-enabled wine labels, a new era for consumer trust?

WA Ph2101

Praveen Kuppan

University of Newcastle

Phycosol- A Novel and Integrated approach for sustainable Winery wastewater Treatment for enhancing Circular Economy

WA Ph2103

University of Adelaide and Wine Australia co-funded project scholarships

Name

Research Organisation

Project title

Project No

Yu Hou

University of Adelaide

The role of polysulfanes in the appearance of ‘reduced’ wine aromas

WA Ph2102

Tingting Shi

University of Adelaide

Novel use of activated carbon fabric to mitigate the impact of grapevine exposure to bushfire smoke

UA Ph2101

TBA

University of Queensland

Defining the diversity and their potential applications of yeasts from Australian niches

TBA

Cassidy Shaw

University of Adelaide

Driving the image and growth of NOLO wines in Australia and key export markets

WA P2103

Syuzanna Mosikyan

University of Adelaide

Examining consumer acceptance of alternative and gene-edited traditional grape varieties

TBA

 

Completed scholarships

This completed scholarship list covers only the most recent five-year period. If you have any questions please email research@wineaustralia.com

Viticulture, grapes and the vineyard

Student

Title

Completion date

Research Organisation

File Number

Harriet Walker      Improving grapevine yield and wine quality through optimised vine nutrition and pruning 2021 University of Tasmania     AGW Ph1607
Jingyun Ouyang      The Applications of UAV and Ground Digital Imagery Analysis for Monitoring Grapevine Canopy in Vineyard 2021 University of Adelaide     AGW Ph1601
Jennifer Niem Characterisation of the microbiome associated with grapevines and evaluation of endophytic microorganisms as biological control agents of grapevine trunk disease pathogens April 2021 Charles Sturt University AGW Ph1606
Di Liu Microbial terroir: understanding the importance of the soil-borne microbial community to Australian terroir March 2021 University of Melbourne AGW Ph1602

Gyongyver Korosi

Entomopathogenic fungi as potential biocontrol agents of grape phylloxera

2019

Charles Sturt University

GWR Ph1202

Yue Wu

Genetic mechanisms that underpin chloride and sodium exclusion in grapevine germplasm

2019

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

AGW Ph1502

Pierluigi Reveglia

Isolation and characterisation of phytotoxins produced by the Botryosphaeriaceae and their role in grapevine trunk diseases

2019

Charles Sturt University

WA Ph1701

Sarah Moss

Understanding a key regulatory step in the auxin signalling pathway involved in the control of berry ripening

2018

CSIRO Agriculture and Food

GWR Ph1104

Yazhini Velappan

Oxidative Activation of the Cell Cycle and its Role in Axillary Bud Development and Dormancy under Optimal and Stressed Conditions

2018

University of Western Australia

GWR Ph1201

James Hook

Assessment of vineyard performance to predict wine quality

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR M1301

Hieu Trung Bui

Enhanced biological control of light brown apple moth in vineyards

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1317

Mary Retallack

Evaluating native insectary plant species to boost beneficial arthropod populations in vineyards

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1209

Olaf Schelezki

Optimisation of an early harvest regime - Impact on grape and wine quality and content

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1408

Chelsea Jarvis

The impact of modes of climate on vineyard performance in Australia

2018

The University of Melbourne

GWR Ph1401

Lieke Van Der Hulst

The biochemical response of grapevines to smoke exposure

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1403

Andrew Taylor

Genetic structure, survival mechanisms and spread of grapevine downy mildew populations in Western Australian and Australian vineyards

2018

Murdoch University

GWR Ph1301

Luciano Caravia

Assessing berry senescence processes under warming conditions and how to ameliorate its negative effects

2017

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1205

Gerhard Rossouw

The influence of grapevine balance and water status during berry maturation on internal carbohydrate dynamics and leaf function

2017

Charles Sturt University

GWR Ph1306

Dylan Grigg

Indicators of vine balance and their application to rapid estimation of yield and key crop parameters

2017

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1304

Jingyun Ouyang

Early yield prediction: assessment of inflorescence primordia and primary bud necrosis

2017

The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Scholarships Office

AGW H1502

 Catherine Kidman

The effect of rootstock and water stress on the reproductive performance of Vitis vinifera L.

2015

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph0904

Stewart Hall

Effects of the Plant Pathogen Pseudomonas syringae and Botrytis cinerea with the Grapevine Defence System

2015

Charles Sturt University

GWR Ph1109

Emily Higginson

Identification of genes involved in the levels of organic acids in Grape berries

2015

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1103

Pangzhen Zhang

The biological origin of rotundone in Vitis vinifera cv. Shiraz grapevine

2015

The University of Melbourne

GWR Ph1203

Ellen Davis

Optimizing nitrogen use in cool climate vineyards to improve fruitset and maximise wine phenolics

2015

The University of Tasmania

GWR H1401

Oenology

Student

Title

Finish

Research Organisation

File Number

Tom Lang

Yeast strain construstion usig CRISPRCas9 using mediated gnome editing.

2021

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

AGW Ph1603

Gail Gnionski

Novel approaches to autolysis manipulation and improving efficiencies in sparkling wine production

2021

The University of Tasmania

AGW Ph1705

Louise Bartle

Identification and understanding of Saccharomyces and Oenococcus interactions in co-inoculated cultures for development of robust inoculation pairs in wine fermentation.

2020

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

AGW Ph1510

Lisa Hartmann

Bioprospecting the regional genetic diversity of Australian wine microbiota

2019

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

AGW Ph1501

Patrick Setford

Process control of objective wine quality parameters during fermentation using novel simulation models

2019

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

AGW Ph1505

Bruna Lima

Objective Measures of Sparkling Wine Quality

2019

The University of Melbourne

AGW Ph1508

Rachel Self

Developing Botrytis cinerea as a potent non‐GM enzyme producer for the removal of haze‐forming proteins under normal winemaking conditions

2019

Macquarie University

AGW Ph1511

Liang Chen

Origin of varietal thiols: environmental and winemaking effects

2019

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

AGW Ph1512

Julie Tang

Autonomous In-Vivo Determination of Maturity Parameters

2019

University of New South Wales

AGW Ph1513

Xinyi Zhang

Impacts of viticultural conditions and juice composition on the oxidative and reductive development of wine.

2019

Charles Sturt University

AGW Ph1509

Pastor Jullian Fabres

Decoding the unique terroir of Australian wines using a multi-omics approach

2019

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

AGW Ph1503

Ross Farrell

Optimising oak expression in wine through real-time flavour profiling of maturation products

2018

The University of Tasmania

GWR Ph1311

Ryan Zeppel

Genomic insights into the nutrient utilisation and wine spoilage potential of Dekkera bruxellensis.

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1315

Ana Hranilovic

Non-Saccharomyces yeasts in ethanol reduction and flavour enhancement - supplementary funding application

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1407

Josephine Peter

Identification of yeast genes enabling efficient Oenological fermentation under nitrogen-limited conditions

2017

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1313

 

Investigating Metal complexes in wine and their effect on sulfur species production.

2017

University of New England

GWR Ph1402

 

Inoculated mixed culture fermentations for enhanced wine quality and reliable fermentation

2017

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1305

 

The biochemical pathways behind in H2S generation by yeast

2017

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1314

Rocco Longo

Production of Lower Alcohol Wines

2017

Charles Sturt University

GWR Ph1406

 

Isolation and characterisation of improved lactic acid bacteria strains for optimised malolactic fermentation performance

2017

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1308

Joanna Gambetta

Development of quality assessment tools for Chardonnay in relation to grape and wine composition

2016

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1210

Ross Sanders

Investigation of regional influences on varietal thiols concentrations in relation to the sensory properties of Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon wines

2016

The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Scholarships Office

AGW H1503

Anthony Hoare

The effect of soil minerals on flavour and aroma compounds in Shiraz as an expression of terroir

2016

The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Scholarships Office

AGW H1504

Angela Sparrow

Comparative analysis of wine tannins in Pinot noir grapes

2015

The University of Tasmania

GWR Ph1107

Sarah Hammond

How does tannin and anthocyanin in the grapes relate to wine quality?

2015

The University of Tasmania

GWR H1304

Stuart Bloomfield

Does the foliar application of silica affect

vegetative growth, berry and wine quality,

composition and sensory attributes when applied to Cabernet Sauvignon and Semillon vines

2015

The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Scholarships Office

GWR H1403

Sensory

Student

Title

Finish

Research Organisation

File Number

Naomi Verdonk Bursting the Bubble: Understanding Australian Consumer Preferences for Sparkling Wine Styles 2021 University of Adelaide GWR Ph1309

Wenyu Kang

Alternative technology to modify and measure wine astringency, taste and quality

2020

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

AGW Ph1605

Sijing Li

Selective and deliberate use of winemaking supplements to modulate sensory properties of wine

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1312

Christopher Blackford

Contribution of grape berry lipids to wine aroma

2016

CSIRO Agriculture and Food

GWR Ph1006

Jiaming Wang

Comprehensive study of Australian Rosé wines: characterisation of chemical and sensory profiles

2016

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1307

Wine business, consumers and marketing

Student

Title

Finish

Research Organisation

File Number

Marcell Kustos

A cross cultural study of the impact of Australian wines of provenance and food pairings on the consumer gastronomic experience

2020

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

AGW Ph1507

Martin Hirche

Measuring physical availability (distribution network) of alcoholic beverages categories in light of localisation trends in globalised markets.

2018

University of South Australia

GWR Ph1404

Cristobal Onetto

Improved treatment of winery wastewater through a detailed microbial population analysis

2018

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1316

Yaelle Saltman

Potential for natural flavour additives to improve the sensory properties and consumer acceptance of wine

2016

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1102

Anna Crump

Investigating consumers’ knowledge of and attitude towards different oak maturation regimes

2015

The University of Adelaide Graduate Centre

GWR Ph1101

Katherine Christ

Environmental Management Accounting as a Medium for Improved Water Management in the Australian Wine Industry: An Empirical Analysis

2015

University of South Australia

GWR Ph1204

Ava Huang

Price elasticity and choice of wine across price tiers

2015

University of South Australia

GWR M1202

Emma Marris

Deliberate use of oak-derived winemaking supplements to modulate the sensory properties of Shiraz wine

2015

The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Scholarships Office

GWR H1402

 


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