2017 OIV Research grant program

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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 short term (six months to fifteen months maximum) and are provided for specific post graduate training programmes. Targeted candidates must be very qualified, with the desire to pursue their research, further knowledge and keep up on the latest progress made in their field of study and/or work.

Application forms must be filled out and sent to the OIV - OIV – Research grants – 18, rue d’Aguesseau – 75008 Paris – or job@oiv.int

Deadline for submitting requests: 15th September 2017

2017 Edition

This year, special attention will be given to:


  • Characterization and evaluation of functional biodiversity in vineyards
  • Limiting the use of plant protection products
  • “Diet” grapes: Quality parameters for hypocaloric table grapes


  • Oenological tannins: goals, objectives and consequences in wine
  • New alternatives products to reduce the use of SO2 in wine
  • Methods of analysis in the context of the wine sustainability
  • Colloids in wine: use of enzymes in the vinification 


  • Environmental labelling in the viticultural sector: What are consumers' concerns? Existing collective efforts:
  • Social responsibility of the industry: private efforts, drafts of standards, value in the eyes of consumers
  • Comparison of wine consumption trends with consumption trends of other alcoholic benerages
  • Oenotourism: development trends, economic role and efficiency
  • Consumer attitudes to health aspects of wine consumption; possible regulatory impacts and their effects on markets.
  • Importance of alternative routes to markets, i.e. E-commerce and its growth in domestic and international trade

Safety and Health

  • The effects of wine consumption on degenerative diseases
  • Changes in consumption habits including among young people
  • Recommendations on consumption and alcohol units
  • Contaminants and toxins

More information

OIV Research grant program in support of priority programme fields 

Application form