Por segundo año, la OIV vuelve a contar con el respaldo del consorcio internacional de empresas formado por Familia Torres (España), Masi Agricola (Italia), Moët & Hennessy (Francia), Sogrape (Portugal), Viña Concha y Toro (Chile) y Yalumba Family Winemakers (Australia) para la concesión de distintos tipos de becas de investigación.
Short-term research grants
As part of its Strategic Plan, the OIV may award yearly research scholarships in priority program areas. These short-term grants (six to fifteen months, up to €15,000) support specific postgraduate training programs. Eligible candidates should be highly qualified individuals eager to advance their research and stay updated on the latest developments in their field of study or work.
3 years research grants
Do you have a Research and Development project? Would you like to explore or improve an area of scientific competence compatible with the priority themes of the OIV? Apply for a 3-year research grant for a maximum amount of €50,000!
The actors involved:
The OIV, which signs an Agreement with the grant holder,
An individual with an advanced university degree, interested in pursuing doctoral or post-doctoral studies or engaging in research for a 3-year period. They cannot be an employee of a company.
The Consortium of international companies,
An academic research laboratory associated with a doctoral school which will host and supervise the grant holder for the academic part of the work and to which the supervisor is attached.
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).