NCRG Offers $800,000 To Study Gambling Disorders In 2014

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:

  • Travel Grants– The Travel Grants program supports the attendance of postdoctoral investigators presenting a poster or paper on gambling disorders research at a major scientific meeting in either 2014 or 2015. Applicants may request up to $1,500 in direct costs per year, and the principal investigator may apply for one travel grant per cycle. Applications will be accepted throughout 2014.
  • Seed Grants– The Seed Grants program supports small research projects that can be completed in one year. Applicants may request up to $30,000 in direct costs for a period not to exceed 12 months. Applications are due by March 3 and September 1.
  • Large Grants –The Large Grants program provides up to two years of support for discrete, specified, circumscribed research projects related to gambling disorders. Applicants may request up to $75,000 in direct costs per year for a period not to exceed 24 months. Letters of intent are due by March 3, and full applications from invited applicants are due by June 2.
  • Post-doctoral Individual Fellowship –The primary objective of this fellowship is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that will have a significant impact on the understanding of the etiology, prevention and treatment of gambling disorders. The award will provide support to promising postdoctoral applicants who have the potential to become productive and successful independent research investigators focused on gambling disorders. The NCRG will award research grants of $75,000 per year for the support of two-year postdoctoral research training. Training activities can be in basic biomedical or clinical sciences, behavioral or social sciences, health services research, or in any other discipline relevant to the aims of this fellowship program. Letters of intent are due by March 3, and full applications from invited applicants are due by June 2.

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,