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Dissertation Grant

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Doctoral
Candidates for Dissertation Research Related to Gambling

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG)

Deadline Date:

06/03/19 5:00 PM Eastern


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Grants of up to $2,000 to USA, Canada, and International advanced doctoral students for dissertation research related to gambling. Funding is intended for infrastructure costs related to the dissertation research. The doctoral candidates may be conducting research in a variety of fields.

The goal of the Dissertation Grants program is to support doctoral students by providing funding for the costs of dissertation research. Applications are encouraged from doctoral candidates in a variety of academic disciplines and programs. This program will ultimately facilitate the entry of promising new investigators into the field of gambling research, including gambling disorder, gambling policy, and responsible gambling.

Funds may be used for infrastructure costs incurred by the dissertation research project such as equipment, participant payments, travel, and animals.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185015

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,000

Term of Contract:

This award is for up to one year of support.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible principal investigators (PIs) are doctoral students at the dissertation stage of training with the skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to carry out the proposed research. The applicant must have an approved dissertation proposal (at the time of award), show evidence of high academic performance in the sciences, and a commitment to a career as an independent research scientist, or as an independent physician-scientist or other clinician-scientist (dual-degree training).

The applicant must be currently enrolled in a PhD or equivalent research degree program, a formally combined MD/PhD program, or other combined professional/clinical and research doctoral in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences.

No indirect costs are allowed.

Funds may not be used for salary.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: June 3, 2019 by 5:00 PM Eastern

Contact Information:

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

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Questions? Contact Christine Reilly, Senior Research Director (; 978-338-6610) or Shayna Adams, Program Officer (; 978-338-6610).

National Center for Responsible Gaming
900 Cummings Center
Suite 321-U
Beverly, MA 01915

Fax: 978-552-8452

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