The National Center for Responsible Gaming last month announced it has allocated more than 0,000—nearly twice the amount funded in 2010—for grants in support of research on the prevention and treatment of gambling disorders. The grants will be awarded in five categories: Exploration Grants (up to ,000 for one year), Seed Grants (up to ,000 for one year), Large Grants (up to ,000 per year for two years), Early Stage Investigator Grants (up to ,000 for two years), and Postdoctoral Fellowship (up to ,000 for one year). Additionally, a request for applications for research to develop and test an online screening and brief intervention tool for college students has been announced for 2011.
“The NCRG is pleased to be in a position to offer such a significant increase in research grants that will allow for a better understanding of the drivers behind gambling disorders,” said Christine Reilly, executive director of the Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders, which coordinates the NCRG’s grants program. “Today’s announcement is another demonstration of our continued commitment to build on our successful grants program and to support the high-quality scientific research that plays a significant role in preventing, diagnosing and treating gambling disorders. Cultivating the next generation of gambling researchers is also vital to the success of our mission, and is the reason we’ve added two career development awards for 2011.
The NCRG’s competitive project grants program allows investigators from around the world to apply for funding for specific research projects. The NCRG is committed to a multi-disciplinary approach and, therefore, welcomes applications from investigators in psychology, psychiatry, epidemiology, public health, sociology, economics, neuroscience and other relevant disciplines. Priority will be given to projects focused on prevention and treatment of gambling disorders.
For more information on the NCRG’s grants program, visit the institute’s website at www.gamblingdisorders.org/project-grants.