Welcome to the website of ERAB

ERAB is the European Foundation for Alcohol Research, an independent European alcohol research foundation, established in Brussels in 2003.


ERAB was established to fund biomedical and psychosocial research into beer and other alcoholic drinks. Applications are invited from researchers in established European research institutions or universities. This initiative is supported by The Brewers of Europe, the voice of the brewing industry in Europe, whose members are the national brewing trade associations, representing more than 90% of European beer production.

Independence is guaranteed by a board of directors made up of a majority of independent members. The Foundation has an Advisory Board with a proven international scientific reputation. As well as full research grants ERAB also offers Travel, Exchange and Other Awards for young researchers working in the field of alcohol research.



A new scholarship – the IOF-ESCEO-ERAB scholarship

A new Scholarship, co-funded by the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (ESCEO), the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and ERAB: The European Foundation for Alcohol Research (ERAB)...

Changes to the ERAB applications guidelines

The ERAB Advisory Board have decided that from 2018 applications which concern only animal research are discouraged. This will not affect the applications made in 2017. The Board Members regret this decision but believe that research on humans or which combines...

ERAB Applications 2018 – Deadlines announced

The deadlines for applications for ERAB grants in 2018 are as follows. Closing date for 2018 pre-proposal applications will be on 5th March.   Closing date for 2018 Full Research Grants (Dependent on a pre-proposal having been successful) will be on 7th May. Click...


ERAB Newsletter – Issue 25

The ERAB e-Newsletter - Issue 25 New Year Greetings from ERAB We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a prosperous and successful 2017. Call for pre-proposals for funding applications As announced last year, ERAB: The European Foundation for Alcohol...

ERAB Newsletter – Issue 24

The ERAB e-Newsletter - Issue 24 2016 Grants Awarded   ERAB is pleased to announce the funding of six new grants starting next year and would like to congratulate the successful researchers.   ERAB received a record 71 applications this year. They were again of...

ERAB Newsletter – Issue 23

The ERAB e-Newsletter - Issue 23 Resignation of the Chairman of the ERAB Advisory Board Emeritus Professor Philippe De Witte has decided to resign as Chairman of the ERAB Advisory Board. Philippe has been a Board member since ERAB was founded in 2003 and has been the...

ERAB Newsletter – Issue 22

The ERAB e-Newsletter - Issue 22 Joint funding opportunity Further to the "Call for Applications" circulated last month ERAB would like to add an invitation to apply to collaborate with ERAB in a project which will qualify for co-funding from the European Commission....

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