2023 Grants Program

REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS ON EMERGING ADULTS

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 31, 2023

The ICRG invites investigators to apply for a three-year Center of Excellence Grant to study gambling and gambling problems among emerging adults in the US. The ICRG is open to a variety of topics in proposals responding to this request for applications (RFA).

Here are some possibilities:

  • A social norms approach has been used effectively in college alcohol prevention as well as college gambling projects. Applicants might experiment with this approach in the development and testing of new responsible gambling and intervention strategies suitable for this demographic group.
  • A national survey of gambling behaviors and problems among young adults in the US such as a replication of past studies.
  • A study of young adult involvement in daily fantasy sports, online sports wagering, betting on eSports and other forms of online gambling.
  • The convergence of video game playing and online gambling (online sports wagering, gambling on e-Sports, daily fantasy sports, etc.). Is there significant migration from video gaming to online gambling?
  • The predictors of gambling problems in this population group.

Applicants may request up to $402,500.

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REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS ON THE IMPACT OF GAMBLING ADVERTISING

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2023

The ICRG invites investigators to apply for a two-year Large Grant to study the impact of gambling advertising, including  television, digital and push notifications. The goal of this initiative is to determine the aspects of advertising that might promote risky or problematic gambling attitudes and behaviors and provide metrics for the development of advertising guidelines for gambling operators and regulators. Applicants may request up to $172,500.

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LARGE GRANT

LETTER OF INTENT TO APPLY DEADLINE: APRIL 2, 2023

APPLICATION DEADLINE: JULY 14, 2023

Researchers are invited to apply for a Large Grant focused on gambling disorder or responsible gambling. Applicants may request up to $172,500.

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DISSERTATION GRANT

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 3, 2023

The goal of the Dissertation Grants program is to support doctoral students by providing funding for the costs of dissertation research on gambling. Applicants may request up to $5,000.

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SEED GRANT

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2023

Seed Grants support of a variety of research activities, exploring the etiology, prevention and treatment of gambling disorder, and the development and evaluation of responsible gambling strategies, such as:


• Pilot and feasibility studies
• Secondary analysis of existing data
• Small, self-contained research projects
• Development of research methodology
• Development of new research technology

Applicants may request up to $46,000.

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TRAVEL GRANT

APPLICATION DEADLINE: ONGOING IN 2023

Travel Grants are intended to support the participation of post-doctoral investigators at scientific meetings (not specifically focused on gambling) at which they are scheduled to present a paper or a poster on gambling disorder research.

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ICRG Policy on Academic Integrity and Research Misconduct

“Research misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification and plagiarism, and does not include honest error or differences of opinion.” (ORI 2005)

ICRG is committed to ensuring the academic integrity of all research funded with its grants. ICRG conducts multiple reviews of grant applications and related proposals every year. Peer reviewers who believe they have identified research misconduct in the form of fabrication, falsification or plagiarism are required to alert ICRG’s Senior Research Director immediately upon such concern. The allegation must not be discussed during peer review, and the reviewer making the allegation will be reminded of the ICRG policy on confidentiality. An application flagged for possible misconduct will still be put through the peer review process.

Within 30 days of being alerted to possible misconduct, the Senior Research Director will convene a meeting of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to discuss the allegation. The Senior Research Director will be required to assess any conflicts of interest within the SAB prior to the meeting.

Within 30 days of such meeting, the SAB will decide by at least a two-thirds/majority vote of all of its then members if the alleged misconduct should be reported to the grant applicant’s institutional office of research integrity. Alleged misconduct must be deemed egregious in the eyes of the SAB to be so reported. The Senior Research Director will then be solely responsible for any communications with the applicant’s institution on behalf of ICRG.

NIH Office of Scientific Integrity Definitions for purposes of this Policy: Fabrication: Making up data or results and recording or reporting them. Falsification: Manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented Plagiarism: The appropriation of another’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit

References:

Handling Misconduct | ORI - The Office of Research Integrity. (2005). The Office of Research Integrity. https://ori.hhs.gov/handling-misconduct

Eisner, R., & Vasgird, D. (2003). Responsible Conduct of Research : Research Misconduct. https://Ccnmtl.Columbia.Edu/Projects/Rcr/Rcr_misconduct/WinResources.Html.

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