Ivory Tower Science

Our mission includes technical, scientific research from fundamental to applied level as well as topics related to sociology, culture, and economics. The Ivory Tower produces small-batch, craft beverages with the help from students, faculty, and volunteers dedicated to the discipline.

All profits from sales and fund-raising efforts are directed towards student scholarship and academic research; check back to find out ways you can get involved by donating, supporting, or applying for funds. Efforts from the Ivory Tower are targeted at advancing and sharing scientific and production knowledge and supporting technological advancements in the field.

Ivory Tower Scholarship

Ivory Tower invites all undergraduate and graduate students at colleges and universities in the US to submit research proposals for the 2017-2018 funding cycle. Research proposals may cover any aspect relevant to the Fermentation Sciences. Proposals should effectively communicate the rationale for the intended project and the benefit to the fermentation sciences community. The principle investigator must clearly explain the relevance of and need for this type of research to the reviewers.

Topics may include applied scientific research into:

  • Fermented foods
  • Fermented beverages
  • Biofuels or bioprocessing

Or topics relating to social, economic, or cultural aspects of Fermentation Sciences.

Funding may also support targeted and comprehensive literature reviews of industry or socially relevant topics appropriate for book publication or as a review article in peer-reviewed literature.

Click here to read a project summary from one of last year's funded projects