2016 Health Research Grants


California’s fresh grape growers established a health research grant program to help discover how and
why grapes are beneficial to health. Over the years, a wide breadth of research has been conducted by
institutions around the world, with studies continuing to be underway. 

The 2016-17 call for Letters of Intent has ended.  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. To view the list of supported research to date click here.

Grape research is conducted using a freeze-dried whole grape powder, designed to facilitate reproducibledata and to provide researchers with a grape sample that is available year round. For human studies, a grape powder placebo is made available.

If you are a researcher that would like to receive notification for the 2017-18 call for Letters of Intent next
year, please email us at


Grape Powder Overview

Grape Powder Usage Guidelines

List of Previously Funded Studies


Published studies and final reports on table grapes and health research are available for viewing if desired, to help inform new research proposals in a given area.  To access this section, click here.