by: NCRG Staff | Feb 21, 2012
The March 1, 2012 deadline to submit letters of intent to apply to become an NCRG Center of Excellence in Gambling Research and to apply for Large Grants from the NCRG is right around the corner. The NCRG has allocated more than $1.5 million to fund research that advances our understanding about gambling disorders in 2012, and deadlines for two of those opportunities are quickly approaching. Make sure you submit your letter of intent for these two funding opportunities soon!
NCRG Centers of Excellence in Gambling Research
Established in 2009, the purpose of the NCRG Centers of Excellence in Gambling Research is to (1) advance the understanding of gambling disorders through innovative, multi-disciplinary research investigations; and (2) enhance the dissemination of research findings to the public. The Center of Excellence grants are intended to provide funding for a stable, long-term institutional focus on a complex set of gambling-related problems requiring an innovative, multidisciplinary approach.
Recipients are expected to provide leadership in the field by:
- Conducting cutting-edge investigations of gambling-related disorders
- Translating research findings for non-academic audiences
- Cultivating the next generation of gambling researchers by mentoring young investigators.
Investigative efforts should be broadly based, encompassing a variety of areas, including biological, biomedical, social, behavioral and/or clinical sciences. Applicants may request up to a total of $350,000 in direct costs for a period not to exceed 36 months.
To apply, download the grant announcement and application form. Submit your letter of intent by March 1. To get a more complete sense of the accomplishments of the current NCRG Centers of Excellence, please visit the NCRG Research Center for information on both the University of Minnesota and Yale University grants.
The Large Grants program provides up to two years of support for discrete, specified, circumscribed research projects related to gambling disorders. Applicants may request up to $75,000 in direct costs per year for a period not to exceed 24 months. In 2011, the NCRG funded two Large Grants, and you can visit the project grants page to learn more about these projects.
For more information on the application process, please visit the NCRG Research Center or contact Christine Reilly, Senior Research Director, at creilly [at] ncrg [dot] org.