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Seed Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits
and For-Profits for Research on Gambling Behaviors

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National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG)

Deadline Date:

08/01/19 5:00 PM ET Electronic Receipt and Postmarked by Date


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Grants of up to $30,000 to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit and for-profit organizations for research projects addressing gambling behaviors and disorders. Applicants from a wide range of disciplines are invited to apply, including: economics, public health, cultural anthropology, neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry and public policy. Proposals should be of high scientific merit from investigators who show promise of disseminating their work at high-impact conferences and in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Seed Grants support a variety of research activities, 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

The Scientific Advisory Board has determined there is a need for empirical research on the following topics:
- Public health policy on prevention and treatment of gambling disorder, with special focus on health disparities
- Public policy, such as laws and regulations designed to reduce gambling-related harms
- Tribal gaming policy designed to reduce gambling-related harms
- Social and economic impact of gambling
- Treatment provider policy on screening, diagnosis and treatment of gambling disorder
- Policies of private entities designed to address gambling-related harms
- Population studies with ramifications for policy
- The efficacy and safety of self-exclusion from gaming venues and internet gambling sites
- Education and awareness for the public, gambling patrons and gambling employees
- Structural changes to gambling devices designed to moderate excessive gambling behavior
- The impact of the physical and informational environment
- Pre-commitment and mandatory or voluntary limits on wagering amounts and time
- Gambling on a continuum from healthy to disordered
- Lower risk gambling guidelines
- Tracking behavioral characteristics, especially in internet gambling

Please note that proposals based on topics other than policy are welcome. For information about review criteria, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172861

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request up to $30,000 in direct costs plus 15 percent Facilities and Administration costs.

Term of Contract:

Grants may cover a period not to exceed 12 months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Domestic or international, public or private, nonprofit or for-profit organizations are eligible to apply for NCRG funding. The Principal Investigator must have a PhD, MD, or other terminal degree. The NCRG encourages early career investigators to apply for a Seed Grant.

Funding will not be provided for the following:
-Administrative personnel
-Office equipment and furniture
-Dues and membership fees
-Maintenance/service contracts
-Construction, alteration, maintenance or rental of buildings or building space
-Recruiting/relocation expenses
-Entertainment/social expenses
-Pre-award costs

Pre-Application Information:

Electronic materials must be uploaded by 5:00 PM (Eastern) on August 1, 2019. The original hard copy should be postmarked no later than the deadline date.

The Principal Investigator may receive only one Seed Grant per cycle.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Documents may be uploaded to:

The original hard copy should be mailed to:

Shayna Adams, Program Officer,
National Center for Responsible Gaming
900 Cummings Center, Suite 321-U
Beverly, MA 01915

Telephone: 978-338-6610

Christine Reilly, Senior Research Director

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