The Oregon Wine Board provides, pursuant to its legislative charter, research grants to institutions for research in viticulture and enology of particular relevance to the Oregon wine industry. The results of OWB-supported technical research are reported to the industry through seminars, symposia, extension publications, and peer-reviewed journals.
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Funding decisions are guided by the OWB’s strategic plan for viticulture and enology research. The current plan was developed by a group of industry experts and approved by the Board in 2018.
Areas of strategic importance:
Research committee overview
Central to this function of the OWB Research Committee, which is comprised of Oregon-based viticulture and enology professionals. The Committee annually discusses and approves a request for applications (RFA). Members evaluate applications for quality, relevance, budget, and staff/facility resources, and the Committee recommends a list of proposals for funding to the Oregon Wine Board of Directors.
View the current research committee roster
Learn about requirements and expectations of research committee service
Research Committee Meetings
Feb. 8, 2023 – Steering Committee, Random project assignment
Feb. 15, 2023- Volunteer Reviewers Orientation Training at Symposium
April 6, 2023 – (date to be confirmed) Full Committee meeting
April 13, 2023 – (date to be confirmed) Steering Committee
April 25, 2023 – Projects selected for funding presented to the OWB Board of Directors
May 18, 2023 – (date to be confirmed) Steering Committee
Committee Meeting Notes
Meeting agendas, recordings and notes are available upon request.
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Request for Applications
OWB-funded technical research updates
The updates below are provided for the industry by the investigators.