Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Scholarships

Applications open
16 August 2021
Applications close
23 September 2021
Payment per year
up to $20,000
up to 3 years
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
Type of Scholarship
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
Financial Need
Students with Disabilities
Available In
Faculty of Sciences
Available To

Applicants must fulfil these conditions to be eligible to apply for the scholarships.

  1. The applicant must be admitted into full time post-graduate study.
  2. The applicant must not be more than a third of the way through their PhD.
  3. The applicant must submit at least two referee reports on the GRDC template, including from the proposed principal supervisor. If your referee would prefer to submit their report directly to GRDC, please email for further instructions.
  4. The applicant must be awarded a Research Training Programs (RTP) scholarship or equivalent. International students must be awarded a university tuition fee waiver and living allowance.

Applicants must show proof of scholarship. If outcome of RTP applicant or equivalent is unknown at the time of your GRS application, success in receiving a GRDC will be dependent on the student confirming they have been awarded an RTP or equivalent prior to contracting.

Only those students who are successful in gaining a base scholarship will be considered eligible for GRDC funding support. The GRDC will provide successful applicants with a tax free top-up.

Prior to submitting your application to GRDC, you are required to contact the Adelaide Graduate Centre (tel 8313 5882) regarding certification and endorsement by the administering institution. The Adelaide Graduate Centre has an internal deadline of 23 September 2021 to provide applicants with endorsement letters. Please contact the Adelaide Graduate Centre by emailing before 23 September 2021 to request a letter of endorsement to accompany your application. Applications without a letter of endorsement will not be accepted by GDRC.  Failure to do this may deem your application ineligible for consideration.

Application details and further information is available via the GRDC's Website.