Grants Program Aims to Further Understanding, Treatment of Gambling Disorders
Feb 20, 2014
BOSTON – As the largest private source of funding in the United States for investigations of gambling disorders, the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) today announced it has allocated $800,000 in 2014 for grants in support of research on the prevention and treatment of gambling disorders. This year, the research grants will be awarded in four categories—Travel Grants, Seed Grants, Large Grants and Post-doctoral Individual Fellowship—and will offer funding opportunities for investigators from various disciplines and at all career levels.
“From studies that look at the prevention of gambling disorders to research on the impact of new gaming technology, the NCRG is looking forward to funding cutting-edge research this year,” said Christine Reilly, senior research director of the NCRG. “NCRG grants have led to a number of significant advancements in the field of research on gambling disorders, and we are proud to offer a variety of funding opportunities—for all levels of researchers—that will continue to deepen our understanding of this disorder.”
Funding is available in the following categories:
The grants program is conducted under the direction of the NCRG’s Scientific Advisory Board, composed of leading scientists with expertise in the addictions and related fields. The Scientific Advisory Board is committed to ensuring the most rigorous standards in the selection of projects funded by the NCRG. The Scientific Advisory Board and the peer-review panels follow the National Institutes of Health criteria for scientific merit and peer-review procedures.
The NCRG is the only national organization exclusively devoted to funding research on gambling disorders. To learn more about the NCRG grants program and the impact of the research funded by the NCRG, visitwww.ncrg.org.