Application forms must be filled out and sent to OIV – Research grants – 35, rue de Monceau – 75008 Paris – or job(at)oiv.int
Submission deadline: September 13, 2021
Priority themes for 2021 research grants
- Table grapes, grape juice and consumer perception regarding health, nutritional and phytosanitary aspects. Comparison with other drinks and impact of different grape dehydration conditions on changes in secondary metabolites.
- Methods and key indicators of CO2 storage capacity in vineyard soils to improve the CO2 balance
- Reduction of pesticides. Searching for new approaches or alternatives to reduce the traditional phytosanitary products (copper, biostimulants, other).
- Sustainable use of water in viticulture: Varietal adaptation related to water consumption (water use Efficiency and climate change).
- Development, testing and evaluation of relevant biodiversity indicators for use in viticulture and landscape management in wine-growing regions.
- Application of physical or non-chemical treatments (heat, UV, etc.) to reduce pests and disease pressure in vineyards.
- Genetic basis of viticultural traits.
- High-resolution mapping of soil and water to manage the risk of erosion and landslides in steep slope vineyards.
- Grape sampling in vineyards. Sampling approaches and methodologies adapted to the different production scenarios in the wine industry.
- New techniques for the utilization of viticultural by-products.
- Managing calcium instabilities in wine
- Chemical and organoleptic characterization of "wine requiring minimal intervention" (i.e. wine produced by spontaneous fermentation and/or without added SO2).
- Metagenomic analysis of the effects of copper on microbial diversity in vineyard soils, grapes and vines
- Development and validation of analytical methods for quantifying the addition of water to grape juice, must, or wine and how new technologies influence these analyses
- Learning more about oenological tannins: chemical characterization, functionalities, and analytical methods for their characterization
Economy and Law
- Structural changes and adaptation strategies to the Covid-19 pandemic in the wine industry
- Analysis and perspectives of wine tourism in different territorial and socio-economic contexts
- The challenges of logistics and supply chain management in the global wine trade
- Study of distribution channels of the wine sector
- Sustainability in the viticultural sector:
- Consumers’ expectations in terms of health, wellbeing and sustainability with respect to wine
- Application of sustainability concepts in the wine sector (social, cultural, economic and environmental aspects)
- Climate change:
- Economic and social impacts of climate change on wine industry
- Regulatory tools for making the wine sector climate-resilient
Health and Safety
- Effects of wine consumption on diseases (in particular overall mortality and wine consumption, impact of wine consumption on autoimmune diseases)
- Contaminants, toxins and additives (in particular zinc, cadmium, aluminium, etc.)
- Assessment of health risks due to residues of phytosanitary products
- Biological effects of wine consumption (in particular wine and aging, resveratrol and physiological effects)
- Long-term changes in consumption patterns
- Literature review on the health effects of wine (as distinct from alcohol).
- Consumers' perception of organic wine
- Social and cultural context of wine consumption