The Washington State Wine Commission launched a competitive research grant program in 2020 to expand Washington wine industry’s research reach. Short-term, one-year demonstration grants and intermediate grants (1-4 years) are available.
Viticulture and enology research in Washington is also funded through the Washington State Grape and Wine Research Program, a grant program administered by WSU. More information about the WSU grant program, including proposal and reporting templates, can be found here.
Both grant programs utilize the Washington Wine Research Grant Portal for submission of applications.
All new research grant applications must submit a preproposal—for both the Washington Wine Commission and statewide Grape and Wine Research Program—by November 10, 2023. The preproposal application is accessed online in the above grant portal.
Previous Awarded Grants
Short-term, one-year demonstrations grants are designed to introduce students at Washington community colleges and universities to viticulture and enology. The grants are also useful for proof-of-concept research. A pre-proposal is required and full application submittal is by invitation. Deadline to submit the preproposal is November 10, 2023. Full application deadline is January 19, 2024. Submit preproposals to the portal above. To learn more, download the following documents:
Applications for the Washington State Wine Commission’s Intermediate grant program use the same proposal and reporting templates as several organizations that support research—the California Table Grape Commission, Oregon Wine Board, American Vineyard Foundation, California Grape Rootstock Research Foundation and more. A preproposal application is required for the Washington grant programs; full application submittal is by invitation following review of the preproposal. Preproposal applications for Intermediate grants are due by November 10, 2023; full application (upon invitation) is due January 19, 2024. Submit preproposals to the Washington Wine Research Portal. To learn more, download the following documents:
Have any questions about Grants? Reach out to Melissa Hansen, Research Director at Washington Wine, at firstname.lastname@example.org.