Photo: Kimberley Low / Wine Australia
Photo: Kimberley Low / Wine Australia

Incubator Initiative

The Incubator Initiative due to be advertised for applications in May 2020, with projects commencing from July 2020, has been postponed until 2021.

Applications for 2022 will open in May 2021.

For more information, please contact research@wineaustralia.com.

The Incubator Initiative supports early career researchers working with regional grape and wine associations and groups on regionally specific research.

Projects will be developed to answer a specific regional need, and researchers will work with our Regional Program partners and deliver the findings to grapegrowers and winemakers in the region.

Up to $20,000 is available for successful applicants to undertake the projects, with this funding matched by a co-contribution – cash or in-kind – from the organisation where the researcher is employed.

Who can apply?

The Incubator Initiative is open to early career researchers working for an Australian-based research organisation. Early career is defined as having five years or fewer of research experience since completing a PhD or Masters degree. Applications will also be accepted from researchers who have submitted a PhD or Masters thesis and are awaiting the outcome.


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