Wolf Blass Foundation Scholarship

Masters By Research Scholarship In Wine Marketing and Innovation

This two-year scholarship provides the opportunity to guide marketing innovation and transform the wine industry in Australia. Driven by the vision of renowned wine marketer, winemaker and University of South Australia honorary doctorate recipient, Wolf Blass, the Foundation has partnered with the University of South Australia Business School to enhance best practice in marketing and innovation in the Australian wine sector.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • meet entry requirements for a Masters by Research degree at the UniSA Business School and enrol full time (see here and here for further information)
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • not be in receipt of an equivalent major award, scholarship or salary from any other source
  • not have previously completed a doctoral degree or Masters by research degree, or equivalent
  • attend the UniSA Business School on a regular basis

Selection criteria

Applicants must complete a Masters by Research online application indicating they wish to apply for this Scholarship, supply certified copies of their academic history and submit a 500 word statement outlining their vision for the proposed research and its potential to produce knowledge which will enable the Australian Wine Industry to become more competitive both nationally and internationally. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with Professor Larry Lockshin before submission.

With a vision to establish a research scholarship and foster entrepreneurship in the Australian wine sector, Wolf Blass views the successful recipient as:

  • Creative and flexible with interest in viticulture, winemaking and wine marketing
  • Forward-thinking with potential to identify relevant trends in changing global markets
  • a good communicator with the ability to develop and engage with media; and
  • Innovative with a willingness to challenge existing wine marketing philosophies

Value

Up to $35,000 a year for a period of two years, made in fortnightly stipend payments and an annual lump sum payment of $5,000 into the recipients Personal Development fund. Payments are subject to satisfactory academic performance and full-time enrolment.

How to apply and closing date

Applicants must complete a Masters by Research online application indicating they wish to apply for this Scholarship, supply certified copies of their academic history and submit a 500 word statement outlining their vision for the proposed research and its potential to produce knowledge which will enable the Australian Wine Industry to become more competitive both nationally and internationally.

This scholarship is offered every two years. The next closing date will align with the 2018 domestic scholarship round: 31 October 2017

Applications are completed via Apply Online:

Contact

Scholarship enquiries: Professor Larry Lockshin
Application process enquiries: Erin Kuppen

Areas of study and research

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