2019 Health
Research Grants

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A wide array of health research, funded by California table grape growers, has been conducted over the years by institutions from around the world to help discover how and why grapes are beneficial to health. The 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 funded research to date click here.

Limited Call for Letters of Intent on Grapes and Eye Health OR Grapes and Gastrointestinal (GI) Health is NOW: October 30 – December 2, 2019! The California Table Grape Commission is soliciting Letters of Intent from those researchers involved in the areas of eye or GI health. Letters of Intent will be reviewed and finalists will be invited to submit full proposals. The commission scientific advisory panel of distinguished scientists conducts the rigorous grant review and selection.

Grape research is conducted using a freeze-dried table grape 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.

If you are a researcher that would like to submit a Letter of Intent to the commission, please review the attached documents which outline the guidelines for submitting. Letters of Intent are due to the commission Monday, December 2, 2019, by 5 p.m. PST.

Research Grant Resources

Letter of Intent Solicitation Letter Eye Health

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Letter of Intent Guidelines Eye Health

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Letter of Intent Solicitation Letter GI Health

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Letter of Intent Guidelines GI Health

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Freeze-Dried Table Grape Powder Overview

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Guidelines for Use of California Table Grape Powder in Health Research Studies

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Funded Health Research Studies 1999-2019

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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.

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ABOUT California TABLE GRAPES

Californians have been cultivating grapes for more than two centuries. Today, 99 percent of U.S. table grapes are produced in California's warm, dry climate that is ideal for grape growing. With more than 90 grape varieties grown, California grapes come in three colors—green, red and black—and are in season from May through January.


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