ASEV’s objectives to encourage and support education and research
can be easily identified through our wide range of awards granted
to those who have demonstrated meritorious accomplishments.The
Society’s outreach extends from granting scholarships and
outstanding presentation awards at the National Conference to
deserving students enrolled in enology and viticulture academic
programs, to exceptional researchers through our Best Paper
Awards in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture.
The ASEV Awards Committee also recognizes one exceptional
individual annually for his or her contributions to the Society
and/or the wine and grape industry overall.
This section includes information and past recipients of ASEV
scholarships, best student presentation awards, best paper
awards, the Merit Award and distinguished research lecturers.
The ASEV Extension Distinction Award recognizes a current
extension educator based on his or her outstanding
(1) information in enology or viticulture through his or her
extension program, or (2) the translation of novel research
findings into commercially applicable tools for enologists or
viticulturists. The award may be given annually depending upon
Each year, the ASEV Best Paper Awards
Committee completes an evaluation of all research papers
published in the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture for
the prior year. The committee selects one paper in the field of
enology and one in the field of viticulture that is deemed
outstanding in its content and a substantial contribution to the
Selected students are recognized with these awards each year
based on the content and quality of their oral or poster
presentations at the Society’s Annual Meeting/National Conference
in June. We are indebted to our sponsors who have provided
generous and consistent support over these years.
The purpose of the ASEV Merit Award is to recognize outstanding
individual achievement in the field of enology or
viticulture. The area of achievement or excellence shall be
in the field of education, technology, research, management,
public relations or any discipline directly or indirectly related
to enology or viticulture.
The American Society for Enology and Viticulture annually awards
numerous scholarships to students pursuing a degree in enology,
viticulture, or in a curriculum emphasizing a science basic to
the wine and grape industry.
We are now offering the following two scholarship programs:
The honorary research lecturer is granted to an individual with a
current national or international reputation in his or her field
of research who is also actively involved in scientific
research. He or she may or may not be a member of the
Society. The Awards Committee or Program Committee recommends a
proposed research lecturer to the Board of Directors. The
Board will select an honorary research lecturer from these
recommendations by vote. The Board of Directors need not select a
research lecturer each year.
The JF Guymon Lectureship was created in 1979 by Jim Guymon’s
family with memorial contributions made after he passed away.
Professor Emeritus Guymon was an enologist who devoted 38 years
to teaching, research and service in the area of brandy
production and wine biochemistry. This lectureship fund was
created for use by the Department of Viticulture and Enology at
the University of California, Davis.
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