Project Grants

Project topics include, but are not limited to, research on raw materials (malt, hops, yeast, water, adjuncts), fermentation, flavor, and stability. Projects can also focus on development or optimization of analytical/sensory/microbiological methods of analysis.

Grants will be awarded to support academic research in brewing science that is conducted at a not-for-profit academic institution (domestic and international). Principal investigators and students are urged to apply.​ 

Project Proposals

Review the project requirements and budget guidelines as noted below prior to submitting your application. Online project grant submissions for 2022 funding will open in January.​

Project Theme

Research proposals could take in considerations of current scientific and technological challenges as well as common areas of interest. Examples of such potential themes could include those from the raw material end like analytical methodology, up-take mechanism and fate of smoke compounds in hops, biotransformation in barley and malt and their synergistic effects with hop compounds and yeast metabolism, and brewing technology innovation for enhancing malt-forward flavor and aroma development. Proposals at the beer end could consider addressing creation, measurement and sustaining of haze in beer, and more practical and reliable techniques for detecting food borne pathogens.​

In addition to the application the following is also required in your online submission:

  • Project Title
  • Project Introduction (250 words or less)
  • Project Objectives
  • Project Timeline (uploaded as a pdf file, no more than 3 pages)
  • Publication/Communication Plan of Results
  • Budget Proposal (include total amount requesting, as well as any other potential matching funds)
  • Contact information of additional entities providing funding.​


Grant funds may be used for the following:
  • Student/investigator wages
  • Analytical Services (in-house or outsourced)
  • Consumables
  • Approved travel (up to $2,000)
  • Funds are not to be used for the purchase of capital equipment over $2,500
  • No indirect costs allowed


Project submissions will be reviewed by members of the ASBC Research Council​ and will be judged on some of the following:
  • Scientific merit—will it lead to an advancement in brewing science?
  • Hypothesis—can the hypothesis be tested and is it well defined? Is there a clear knowledge of the subject area?
  • Can the work be completed in the proposed timeframe?​
Questions? Contact Linda Schmitt at ASBC.

Project Proposal Timeline *

​January 1, 2021​

​Call for 2021 project submissions opens​

​2020 grant recipients mid-year report to Research Council due​
​May 10

​​2021 Project submissions deadline and sponsors confirmed

​May 12​-June 2
​2021 ​project submissions reviewed by Research Council 
​June 9
​2021 grantees announced at virtual ASBC Meeting

2021 grant funds distributed to recipients

​November 15​

​Final summary report from 2020 grant recipients due to Research Council

​Call for 2022 sponsors opens

​January 2022

​​Call for 2022 project submissions opens

  *timeline subject to change

Funded Projects and Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors, ASBC has been able to fund numerous projects over the years. As a Research Council sponsor you'll have access to the funded research results. 

View Previous Grant Recipients and Sponsors​​​​​