Research projects

All projects are required to submit regular progress reports and, at the conclusion of the project, submit a final report and an end of project financial statement.

Progress reporting

Research projects are assessed against agreed targets at least twice a year (February and August) through a progress report. We may request a progress report at any time during the course of a project.

All projects must submit their progress report online via our Clarity Investment Management System (CIMS).

Final report

A final report is required to be submitted to research@wineaustralia.com at the conclusion of a project. The final report must be written in plain English, summarise the research outputs and outcomes and meet the final report guidelines. We may withhold up to 15 per cent of the total project funding pending receipt and approval of the final report.

End-of-project financial statement

An end-of-project financial statement is required at the conclusion of a project. All projects must submit their statement online via CIMS.
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Acknowledgment for Wine Australia support

Your contract with us carries an obligation on you to acknowledge our provision of funding. Our preferred wording for this is:

  • This research was supported by funding from Wine Australia. Wine Australia invests in and manages research, development and extension on behalf of Australia’s grape growers and winemakers and the Australian Government.

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Incubator Initiative

Final reporting for Incubator Initiative projects consist of three components, all of which are due by the project’s end date.

Final report

A written report prepared in word format as per the final report guidelines. This report should be submitted electronically, together with any associated materials, via email at research@wineaustralia.com, or on USB where appropriate.

A verbal report is also to be delivered to the Regional Program partner at a mutually agreed time and location.

Financial reconciliation

An end-of-project financial reconciliation is required at the conclusion of a project. All projects must submit their statement online via CIMS.

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Travel and visiting scholar bursaries

All successful travel and visiting scholar bursaries are required to submit a final report and an end of project financial statement, following the completion of travel.

Final report

Within one month of the completion of travel, a final report, including an executive summary and an abstract is required to be submitted to us at research@wineaustralia.com.

You may report using any of the following options:

  • Written report
  • Power point (no more than 10 slides, with or without voiceover narration) *
  • Video report (no more than 3 to 4 minutes) *

* If you choose to report using PowerPoint or video, you will still need to provide a written executive summary and abstract. Details on all three reporting options are provided in the reporting guidelines.

End-of-project financial statement

An end-of-project financial statement is required at the conclusion of travel and visiting scholar bursaries. All recipients must submit their statement online via CIMS.

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PhD and Masters by Research scholarships

Research organisations are required to submit an annual academic progress report and financial statement for each scholarship recipient. An electronic copy of the final research thesis, an Executive Summary and end of project financial reconciliation must be submitted to us at the end of candidature. 

Progress reporting

An academic progress report is required annually for research scholarships that Wine Australia fund. Academic progress reports must be completed in CIMS and a copy of the supervisor’s yearly assessment of the student can be attached. 

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Financial statements

A financial statement of all receipts and payments for the research scholarship to 30 June, is required as soon as possible after end of financial year  (no later than 30 September). Financial statements must be completed online through CIMS. 

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End of project financial reconciliation

In the final year, the end of project financial reconciliation must be provided within three months of submission of the thesis for examination. All projects must submit their statement online via CIMS. 

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Research thesis

On confirmation of conferral, the research organisation is required to provide us with an electronic copy of the thesis and an electronic copy of an executive summary within 30 days of the thesis being placed in the research organisation’s library or otherwise being made publicly available.

The research thesis must be submitted to research@wineaustralia.com.