Research grant € 5,000

For the study of responsible alcohol/beer consumption in a healthy lifestyle
Initial application deadline 27 November 2017

The Dutch Beer Institute offers a grant of € 5,000 to support a student research project. This project should focus on biomedical, nutritional or (psycho-)social aspects of responsible alcohol consumption, specifically taking into account (non-alcoholic) beer. If you need any inspiration you can have a look in our Beer and Health database or at our research overview.

Who can apply?
Applications are welcomed from students / PhD students / Postdocs.

Timeframe and selection process

  • Application

From 11 September to 27 November 2017 an application can be submitted. The application is a short but realistic, motivated and clear description of the research idea + methodology (maximum of one A4).

  • Selection of the winner

From all eligible applications submitted, the scientific board members of The Dutch Beer Institute will select the one most outstanding. The winner has to write a more extensive study proposal, before starting the research.

  • Award timeframe

The grant is made available in January 2018. The project, either new or currently ongoing, should be completed within 2 years from the date of the award. Preferably a manuscript will be written and submitted to a scientific journal. Otherwise, The Dutch Beer Institute wants to receive a final report in English to be able to communicate about the research findings.

Applications will be judged based on the following criteria*:

  • Most important: The contribution of the work to the advancement of knowledge in the field of alcohol/(non-alcoholic) beer in a healthy lifestyle and its practical implications.
  • The description of the work and the methodology quality of the research plan.
  • Qualifications of the applicant and experience in the proposed area of research and with the proposed methodology.
  • Feasibility for successful completion.

Submission of application

The following documents should be submitted in English in pdf format by e-mail to:  (deadline 27 November 2017)

  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant

*No award will be made in case of insufficient applications and/or if proposals are not suitable.