GRDC Grains Industry Research Scholarships


To encourage postgraduate training in disciplines that contribute to the research, development and extension priorities of the GRDC and the Australian grains industry.

The Corporation's 5-year research and development plan outlines the objectives and programmes to be covered. Copies of this may be obtained from the Secretariat.


Candidates must be Australian citizens or permanent residents, must undertake full-time postgraduate study, must receive acceptance at a recognised research institution and must gain an Australian Postgraduate Scholarship or an equivalent base scholarship through a host university.

Quantity Available



  • Annual

Study Length

3 years

Award Value

A full annual operating budget of Australian $10,000 and an annual tax free top-up of Australian $16,875.

Application procedure

Applicants are required to complete the GRDC’s Grains Industry Research Scholarship (GRS) Application form available from the GRDC website. They must also arrange for three referee reports to be submitted separately.

Closing date

Last Wednesday of October in each calendar year.


The government and Australian grain growers

Study Level

  • Doctorate
  • Postgraduate

Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

The Grains Research and Development Corporation is a statutory authority established to plan and invest in R&D for the Australian grains industry. Its primary objective is to support effective competition by Australian grain growers in global grain markets, through enhanced profitability and sustainability. Its primary business activity is the allocation and management of investment in grains R&D.

Contact Details

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) by using the links below.


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