Do you know a high achieving, enthusiastic student looking for a PhD in grape and/or wine research?


Generous postgraduate research opportunities are currently available to join the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production.

These projects offer a unique opportunity to work on industry-linked projects with leading grape and wine researchers and wine industry partners.  All projects include an industry placement component.

The positions will be based at either the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine at The University of Adelaide (UA – Waite campus) or The National Wine and Grape Industry Centre at Charles Sturt University (CSU – Wagga Wagga, NSW).


Available projects span the grape and wine production chain.  Follow the links below to find out more about the projects on offer.


Applications are open to suitably qualified Australian domestic and international students.  Successful applicants will receive an indicative stipend of $32,302 per annum as set by the ARC for three years (PhD) or two years (MPhil) as well as generous project operating funds.

We encourage anyone interested in specific project(s) to get in touch with the listed project supervisor to express their interest and discuss the project(s) in more detail before applying.

Information regarding eligibility, stipends and how to apply can be found on our website’s join us page.  Further queries can be directed to Training Centre Manager Dr Joanna Sundstrom (


Applications will remain open until all projects are filled

The ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production is funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council (IC170100008) with additional support from Wine Australia and industry partners