2013 Health Research Grants
Over 10 years ago, California’s fresh grape growers established a health research grant program to help discover how and why grapes are beneficial to health.
Each fall, Letters of Intent are solicited from the research community. These are reviewed and finalists are invited to submit full proposals. The commission’s scientific advisory panel of distinguished researchers conducts the rigorous grant review and selection.
The grape research has covered a wide range of health topics including heart, joint, brain, and eye health, as well as certain cancers.
Grape research is conducted using a whole grape freeze-dried powder, designed to facilitate reproducible data and to provide researchers with a grape sample that is available year round. For human studies, a grape powder placebo is made available.