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OIV Research Grant Program

Within the framework of developing its Strategic Plan, the OIV grants research scholarships in priority programme fields on a yearly basis.

Grants offered within the framework of this programme are either 3-year or short-term research grants (six to fifteen months at most) and are provided for specific post graduate training programmes.


Priority themes for 2024 research grants

Research grants have to meet one of the following priority themes and topics:

A. Biodiversity, Sustainable Management, and adaptation to climate change

  • Biodiversity and other objective indicators for measuring vitiviniculture impacts and dependencies in ecosystems.
  • New approaches to reduce traditional phytosanitary products.
  • Living and Healthy soils in viticulture.


B. Renewing grape and wine materials in processing and packaging

  • "Advanced materials" as new solutions for vitivinicultural applications.
  • New alternatives for the conservation of wines and/or table grapes.
  • Energy savings and reduction of the carbon footprint for vitivinicultural production.


C. Whole of value-chain management to improve systemics resilience of the global vine and wine sector

  • Consumer perception of sustainability as an element of wine premiumization: impacts in emotional response, preference, and trading-up behaviour. Best indicators of sustainability.
  • New organisational and competitive models in the vine and wine sector in the context of recovery and resilience after exogenous shocks.
  • Economic and social sustainability in vine and wine tourism.
  • New challenges in the global vine and wine trade: Economic effects of trade regulations and agri-environmental public policies, supply chain management and emerging trends in consumption patterns.
  • Challenges and opportunities of the digital transition for the vine and wine sector.


D. Safety, Nutrition and Health

  • Contaminants, toxins, and additives in wine, beverages from grapes, and fresh grapes (chemical, biological, environmental, contact, allergens, phytosanitary products, etc.).
  • The effects of wine consumption on diseases and health (in particular, all-cause of mortality and wine consumption, wine consumption and the immune system, including autoimmune diseases, longevity, polyphenols, and gastrointestinal diseases).
  • The effects of non-alcoholic products and by-products from wine and grapes on health (grape juice, table grapes, dried grapes, pomace, etc.).
  • Cultural and societal trends and influences that contribute to the consumption and potential misuse of wine and alcoholic beverages derived from winegrapes (social norms, drinking guidelines, health warning labels).


Source: OIV 

Published on 02/21/2024
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