Chair of Vine & Wine - Doctoral Award 2022


Chair Vine & Wine

The Vine & Wine Chair is held by Institut Agro, through its Foundation, associated with INRAE and the University of Montpellier. The Chair offers a prize of € 2,000 to reward a PhD thesis defended in 2020 or 2021, of high scientific quality, and falling within one of its four priority axes. Applications must be sent before 15 April 2022.

The Chair is designed as a think tank gathering companies from the wine sector and Montpellier's research and education teams to carry out actions of common interest related to Training, Research and Knowledge Transfer.

The objectives of the Chair are therefore to imagine, co-construct and implement collaborative projects that integrate into the wine chain the latest advances in research and into training new know-how and new approaches, in order to meet the expectations of society (environment, health, quality).

The Chair's work is structured around four priority themes:

  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation;
  • Reduction of environmental impact;
  • Improvement of wine quality in response to new consumers and markets expectations;
  • Foresight, imagine futures for the sector and prepare for them.

Call for applications procedures

The three best candidates will be invited to make a 5-minute video presenting the challenges of the thesis, the results obtained and their interests, and to make an oral presentation of their thesis in front of the Steering Committee of the Vine & Wine Chair, in Montpellier, on 30 May 2022. The videos may be published on the Chair's website.

Eligibility criteria

  • The prize is awarded to a candidate of any nationality, having defended his PhD thesis in a french doctoral school between 1st January 2020 and 31st December 2021;
  • The research topic covered in the thesis must concern one or more of the 4 priority thematic axes of the Chair;
  • The thesis must not be confidential.

Application file

  • Note of 2 to 3 pages, written in English or in French, presenting the issues of the thesis, the work carried out and the main results
  • CV of the candidate
  • Reports of the thesis referees
  • A copy of the thesis (electronic file)
  • Applications must be sent before 15 April 2022, only by e-mail, to the following address:

Award of the prize

The selection of the winner will be made by the steering committee of the Vine & Wine Chair, which includes representatives of institutional members and private partners.

Two main criteria will be taken into account for the selection:

  • Quality of scientific contribution, in relation to one of the thematic axes;
  • Possibility of transfer of results in the wine industry.

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Institut des hautes études de la vigne et du vin
Campus de La Gaillarde
2 place Pierre Viala


L'Institut Agro Montpellier
2 place Pierre Viala
34060 Montpellier - France
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