Research Council​​​

Giving Back to Brewing Science

The newly formed ASBC Research Council aims to fund scientific projects related to the brewing and/or allied industries. The Council will solicit project proposals which focus on the development of brewing science advancements that result in new methods, publications, presentations, etc. to benefit the ASBC’s membership at large. 

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.

Project awards range from $5,000–$25,000. Grant awards cover one year of funding, if additional funding is requested beyond a one year duration, a new proposal must be submitted and will be evaluated by the Research Council.

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.

Join the Research Council


The Research Council will be composed of members from the ASBC Board of Directors and from members of companies providing supporting funding. The group will be led by the ASBC Research Council Committee Chair, Xiang Yin

We invite your organization to become a sponsor of the Research Council.

Sponsor Levels

  • Sponsorships of $1,000 will be a non-voting member on the Council and will have access to view the proposals and will receive updates submitted from the funded submissions prior to the general membership.
  • Sponsorships of $5,000 will participate in the review of submitted research proposals and be accorded one (1) vote in the funding decisions.
  • All sponsors of the Research Council will receive access to the funded research results.  

Sponsor today to be certain your organization has influence over the research funding, and access to the results.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity and to encourage and extend brewing science research, or to  become a sponsor, contact ASBC

Research Council Flyer


Thank You Sponsors!

Join our growing list of committed companies by becoming a sponsor!

  • BARTH-HAAS Group
  • Boston Beer Company
  • Cicerone Certification Program
  • Malteurop
  • New Belgium Brewing Company 
  • Rahr Malting
  • Wyeast Laboratories, Inc.

To become a Research Council Sponsor, contact ASBC.

Project Proposals

 Project submissions to the Research Council is now closed.

Questions? Contact ASBC.
2018-19 Project Proposals Timeline *
​February 16–April 30, 2018 ​Call for Project Proposals
​May 1, 2018 ​Project submissions due
​May/June ​Project submissions reviewed by Research Council
​July 1, 2018 ​2018 project grants announced
​August 12–14, 2018
​Winners recognized during the ASBC Opening Session at Brewing Summit 2018
January–March 2019 ​Call for project submissions
​March 1, 2019 ​Project submissions due
​March 2–April 30, 2019 ​Project submissions reviewed by Research Council
​May 1, 2019 ​2018 winners submit final summary report to Research Council
​June 1, 2019 ​2019 project grants announced
​Early June 2019 ​2019 winners recognized during the opening session at the 2019 ASBC Annual Meeting
  *timeline subject to change

Review of Projects

Project submissions will be reviewed by members of the 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?

Budget Guidelines

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