Apply for NCRG Funding
The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is pleased to announce the availability of research grants for the study of gambling disorder. In 2016, the NCRG is accepting applications for Travel Grants, Seed Grants and Centers of Excellence in Gambling Research. The NCRG is open to supporting a variety of projects exploring the etiology, prevention and treatment of gambling disorder. Click here to see descriptions of grants funded since 1996.
Travel Grants are intended to support the participation of post-doctoral investigators at scientific meetings at which they will present a paper or a poster on gambling disorder research. Applicants may request up to $1,500 for travel in 2016 or 2017. Funds can be used to support economy air transportation, lodging, ground transportation, meals and early-bird conference registration fees. Travel Grants are available to scientists who are not more than 10 years beyond their M.D., Ph.D. or other terminal degree. The applicant must be the first author of the paper or poster to be presented. Eligible meetings include academic conferences that are not specifically focused on gambling disorder and that employ rigorous peer review in the selection of posters and presentations. Download the announcement and application form.
Seed Grants support of 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 purpose of this funding mechanism is to advance understanding of gambling disorder through innovative, multi-disciplinary research investigations. The center grants provide funding for a stable, long-term institutional focus on a complex set of gambling-related problems requiring an innovative, multi-disciplinary approach. Recipients are expected to provide leadership in the field by (1) conducting cutting-edge investigations of gambling disorder; (2) translating research findings for non-academic audiences; and (3) cultivating the next generation of gambling researchers by mentoring early career investigators. Investigative efforts should be broadly based, encompassing a variety of areas, including biological, biomedical, social, behavioral, and/or clinical sciences. Download the announcement and application form.
Additional Application Documents
Biosketch Form (applicants may also use the NIH Biosketch Form)
Targeted/Planned Enrollment Form
If the proposed research plan involves human subjects, please include a targeted/planned enrollment form.
2016 Application Deadlines
|Letter of Intent
|Funding (direct costs)||Duration|
|Travel Grant||N/A||Ongoing||$1,500||1 year|
|Seed Grant||N/A||Aug. 1, 2016||$30,000 + 15% F&A||1 year|
|NCRG Centers of
|June 1, 2016||Oct. 3, 2016||$350,000 + 15% F&A||3 years|
To stay up-to-date on upcoming funding opportunities or if you have any questions about the 2016 Grants Program, please contact Nathan Smith, program officer for the NCRG, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 978-338-6610.