By Rebecca Harris
The Wine Communicators of Australia (WCA) have announced a $7,500 research and study grant for an individual working in the wine industry.
The grant, awarded biennially, will fund research into wine education and is open to applicants working in any aspect of the wine industry including journalism, marketing, education and viticulture.
Individuals must submit a 1000-word synopsis outlining their proposed project, with the winner be selected based on originality, vision and the project’s benefit to the Australian wine industry.
“The Wine Communicators of Australia Fellowship grant has attracted some outstanding projects since its inception in 1993”, said WCA president, Darren Jahn. “We are looking forward to considering submissions for the 2009 grant, and are specifically looking for projects that have an outcome that will be of interest or use to the wine industry or wine consumers.”
Past winners have included Professor Larry Lockshin and David Knott from the University of South Australia, as well as Max Allen, David Dunstan and Huon Hooke.
Applications for the grant close June 19.
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