Great Wine Capitals Knowledge Exchange Bursary

How would you like $5000 towards travelling to other Great Wine Capitals to support your wine industry learning and/or career?

Adelaide | South Australia: A Great Wine Capital is offering 5 lucky recipients a $5,000 bursary each to support them in travelling to and learning from one or more Great Wine Capitals.

Whether you want to learn about wine making, viticulture, Agtech, innovation, biosecurity practices or Research and Development, marketing, regional development, or any other area related to your work or study in the wine industry, these bursaries will support our wine industry’s learning and knowledge exchange.

This program is proudly supported by the South Australian Wine Industry Development Scheme.

Applications open on 2 April 2019 and close at 5.00 pm on Monday 22 April 2019.

What the bursary covers

The bursary could cover:

  • attending meetings with industry experts in other Great Wine Capitals (learn more about the 9 other Great Wine Capitals)
  • immersion experiences, visits and tours of relevant businesses or facilities
  • attending a relevant conference in a Great Wine Capital
  • any element relating to the wine industry - including, but not limited to, wine making, viticulture, Agtech, innovation, biosecurity practices or research and development.

What the bursary does not cover

The bursary will not cover:

  • travel to cities/regions that are not part of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network
  • general tourism travel
  • participation in trade expo or similar
  • travel to undertake existing business related to the applicant’s employment
  • unrelated travel for personal purposes.

Apply for the bursary

Applications open on 2 April 2019 and close at 5.00 pm on Monday 22 April 2019.

Bursary online application form

The online application form will ask you the following:

  • Personal details.
  • Outline your personal and professional attributes.
  • What you would do with your Great Wine Capitals Knowledge Exchange Bursary (this should include a travel outline indicating costs - if your travel amounts to greater than AU$5000, you need to indicate how this will be funded, e.g. personally or from your employer).
  • What you expect to learn/gain as a result of your travel.
  • Your CV and a letter of support from your employer (if applicable).

Please ensure you have this information prepared prior to starting the online application form. You are required to complete the form, once it has been started.

How your application will be assessed

When assessing your application, the panel will consider:

  • why you want to travel to other Great Wine Capitals
  • how specific and relevant your learning outcomes are, that you expect as a result of your travel
  • how well planned your travel proposal is
  • a letter of support from your employer that you are able to take the time to travel (and whether your employer is providing you with additional financial support).

Bursaries will be awarded on merit, although the panel will consider ensuring a mix of industry interest areas and across South Australian wine regions.

Bursaries are only available to South Australian industry participants.


  • All travel arrangements must be undertaken by the bursary recipient, including passports, visa, flights, accommodation, and travel insurance.
  • The South Australian Great Wine Capitals Local Coordinator can assist with providing email introductions to businesses or organisations via our Network partners – however the bursary recipient responsible for making all arrangements for meetings or visits.
  • Bursary payment will be made to successful recipients before 30 June 2019 for travel before 31 December 2019.
  • You can use your own additional funds in addition to the bursary.
  • Travel must occur before 31 December 2019.

Requirements for recipients

Bursary recipients must, before 31 December 2019:

  • provide evidence of travel expenses to at least the value of the bursary amount
  • prepare a written report on the activities undertaken and their learnings
  • prepare a blog post for the Adelaide Great Wine Capitals website
  • Make themselves available to give a presentation at a future event (TBC), on their travel supported by the bursary, highlighting learnings and outcomes.

Please note that employees of the Adelaide Great Wine Capitals partner organisations (PIRSA, SATC, SAWIA and Brand South Australia) are not eligible to apply.


  • 2 April 2019 - Applications open.
  • 22 April - Applications close.
  • April to May - Panel assesses applications.
  • By 6 May - Successful recipients informed.
  • 6 May to 17 May - Travel arrangements confirmed with recipients:

    We want to confirm where you’re going and what you’re doing while you’re there - based on what you told us in your application. We can support you with making connections in other Great Wine Capitals if you wish, but you will need to confirm your arrangements quickly.
  • By 30 June - Bursary provided to recipients (once travel arrangements confirmed to the satisfaction of the panel).
  • 18 May to 31 December - Travel period.
  • Before 31 December - Written report and blog due.
  • To be confirmed - Present to industry on your learnings.


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