Riverland wine has established a strong working relationship with GWRDC. Most of the emphasis has been around viticultural and technical matters and particularly the extension work undertaken through the Grassroots programme.However, GWRDC programs offer much more to stakeholders.
Every grower and every winemaker in the region contributes to GWRDC funds and, as such there are opportunities for individuals as well as associations and organisations. For instance, the corporation will consider applications for national or international travel, study tours or conference attendance that align with the GWRDC’s R&D priority areas and can demonstrate that benefits will accrue to industry and/or existing research.
Applications should highlight both the professional development benefit to the applicant, and the mechanism for dissemination of knowledge to industry, with the benefits to arise from this. Relationships between the proposed travel and current or potential R&D should be clearly explained.
The GWRDC invites and assesses Travel Applications twice a year. The application closing date, regardless of the date of travel is the first Friday in June and the first Friday in December. Travel applications must be submitted on or before the due date. The GWRDC’s prescribed Travel Application form must be completed and be signed by the Applicant, the Project Supervisor, the agency authorised person and the Administrative contact.
If you are interested or if you know someone who could benefit from such a bursary, download the guidelines.