The Dutch Beer Institute Grant 2020

For the study of responsible alcohol/beer consumption in a healthy lifestyle
Application deadline
5 October 2020

The Dutch Beer Institute offers a grant of € 5,000 to support a 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 the projects from previous winners.

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

Timeframe and selection process

  • Application

Until 5 October 2020 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

The Dutch Beer Institute will do a pre-selection of all eligible applications submitted. Then 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 winner will be announced end of November 2020. 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 responsible alcohol/(non-alcoholic) beer consumption 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.
  • Cell and animal studies will be excluded (except for studies focusing on cancer).

Submission of application

The following documents should be submitted in English in pdf format by e-mail to:  (deadline 5 October 2020)

  • Curriculum vitae of the applicant

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