The deadline to apply is Friday, July 23, 2021

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (May 25, 2021) – The Ohio Grape Industries Committee (OGIC) is requesting proposals for enology research projects for fiscal years 2022 and 2023 (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2023.) Applicants have until Friday, July 23, 2021 to apply.

The competitive enology research grant program will provide $90,000 each fiscal year for innovative applied and basic enology research projects that strive to enhance and improve the quality of Ohio wines and grape products made from midwestern-grown grapes, juice, and/or bulk wine. The priorities for enology research focus on producing premium quality wine in Ohio include:

– Chemical composition and modification
– Control of off-characters
– Effect and management of microorganisms on wine quality
– Fermentation technology
– Fruit composition and extraction
– Method development/process optimization
– Process technology and aging stuck/sluggish fermentations
– Wine stability

You can find the full list of priorities and submission information for this grant here.

Principal investigators may be located within or outside of Ohio. Research partnerships and collaborative projects are strongly encouraged.

The OGIC is a quasi-state agency housed within the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The mission of the OGIC, as mandated by the General Assembly in 1981, is to create viable, income-producing grape enterprises in the State of Ohio by providing marketing and promotion efforts, and research and extension opportunities to improve the quality of grape products and profitability of grape growing as an agri-business.