Grants for postgrad wine researchers

The Organisation for Vine and Wine is offering targeted research grants this year for postgraduate students to conduct research in a range of fields relating to wine.  Grants are provided for projects of between 6-15 months.


The topics for this year are:

In viticulture

  • Studies on resources and water balance in the wine sector (E.g. water footprinting).
  • Trunk Diseases.
  • Management and use of wine by-products.
  • Climate change and vineyard management to control the grape’s sugar content.

In oenology

  • The use of non-Saccharomyces yeasts in winemaking
  • Oenological tannins: scope, objectives and consequences in wine
  • New alternative products for stabilization and storage of wine
  • Nanotechnology in winemaking

In economy

  • The role of standards and private standards in the organisation of the field of table grapes
  • “Health and nutritional” labelling: State policies implemented, effectiveness of labelling policies with regard to public health, readability of labels by consumers
  • Analysis of the cost production in the wine sector

In Safety and Health

  • The effects of wine consumption on degenerative diseases
  • Changes in consumer behaviour

Find more details here. Contact Jean-Claude Ruf (, Scientific Coordinator at the International Organisation of Vine and Wine in France, to apply. Applications close 9th September 2015.

About Anaise Irvine

Dr Anaise Irvine is the Editor of Thesislink. She has a research background in science and narrative. Her PhD research analysed how contemporary films and novels represent genetic engineering as a social justice issue. She has previously researched fictional representations of evolution and quantum mechanics. She has taught such diverse texts as Blade Runner and Bridget Jones’s Diary, and her most obscure skill is being able to turn novels into phylogenetic trees!

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