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 are available to Washington community colleges or universities as proof of concept projects to help introduce students to viticulture and enology research. Intermediate grants (1-3 years) are available to principal investigators outside Washington State University. The purpose of the intermediate grant program is to encourage research partnerships and collaborative projects between WSU and other research programs. Note: Washington State University research projects are funded through a separate program administered by WSU.
Applications for short-term, one-year demonstrations grants conducted by Washington community colleges and universities are accepted from December 1, 2021 through January 21, 2022. Short-term grant awards help introduce students to viticulture and enology. To learn about Short-term grants, download the following documents. Deadline to submit is January 21, 2022.
Applications for the Washington State Wine Commission’s Intermediate grant program are coordinated with several organizations that support research—the California Table Grape Commission, Oregon Wine Board, American Vineyard Foundation, California Grape Rootstock Research Foundation and more—to streamline the research application and reporting process. Applications for Intermediate grants are accepted from December 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022 and should be submitted directly to the Washington State Wine Commission. To learn more, download the following documents:
Have any questions about Grants? Reach out to Melissa Hansen, Research Director at Washington Wine, at [email protected].