Craft Beer Research and Service Grants

Brewers Association (BA) is proud to fund craft beer research and service grants in support of BA member breweries. Funding priorities include hop and malt research, safety and sustainability-related projects, however all projects will be considered by the Technical Committee.

In recent years BA funding has supported research and service grants for public barley and hop variety development, hop disease and hop aroma, as well as supporting affiliated national and state-level grower organizations. BA funding has also supported work for specific BA-initiated request for proposals (RFPs), including sustainability manuals and refillable and single-use keg guidelines.

Projects which appeal to more than one area in particular are welcome. For example, development of hop or barley grower best practice guidance, based on resource use analysis to improve sustainable growth. Sustainability priorities include:

  • Increase the usage efficiency of energy, water and other natural resources
  • Reduce the amount and impacts of waste created and disposed
  • Protect the long-term viability of watersheds in which we operate
  • Identify and promote more sustainable growing practices
  • Identify and promote more sustainable packaging options
  • Increase member education and engagement in sustainability related initiatives

BA welcomes your proposals for research or in answer to any BA-initiated RFPs. Please note BA policy does not allow Institutional Overhead, Indirect Costs (“IDC”) or Facilities and Administration (“F&A”) charges on grant funding provided by BA. See our Overhead policy.

Status: General Proposals for 2018 will be Accepted from March 1 – May 31, 2017

BA will accept proposals from March 1 – May 31, 2017 for research and service conducted in 2018. Use the submission form below to submit a proposal for research topics or services needing funding. We encourage you to preview the form and gather the information you will need to complete your application by reading the Overview Document.

Deadline for General Proposals: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Individual RFPs may have different deadlines.

Submission Form

Note: Once you begin filling out this form, you have 28 days to update and edit your proposal before submission.

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