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Calling all Early Stage Investigators!

by: NCRG Staff | Apr 4, 2018

The NCRG is accepting applications for their Early Stage Investigator Grant until May 1, 2018.



Are you interested in Gambling Disorder Research?

Are you within 10 years of completing your terminal degree?

Are you looking for mentoring and research experience?


If so, we invite you to submit an application for grant funding of up to 65,000/ per year for two years.



Applications must contain a research plan that has intrinsic research importance in the area of gambling disorder and must serve as a vehicle for learning methodology, theories and concepts needed to become an independent researcher in the field of Gambling Research.



Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until May 1, 2018


Past Early Stage Investigator Awardees include:


Jennifer L. Tackett, PhD, University of Houston 

Aim: Investigate the extent to which dispositional traits (i.e. Extraversion and Neuroticism) and motivational pathways (i.e. approach and avoidance motivations) predict distinct pathways to youth gambling.

Heather Gray, PhD, Cambridge Health Alliance

Aim: Use the actual online gambling transactions to describe the gambling behavior of the most active and “high risk” gamblers and to examine gamblers’ adaptation to new gambling opportunities.

Iris Balodis, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine

Aim: Better understand the mechanisms underlying the relationship between the stress response and engagement in risky behaviors in populations with gambling disorder.

Katherine Nautiyal, PhD, Columbia University and Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.

Aim: Determine the role played by the serotonin 1B receptor in the development of impulsive behavior through a mouse gambling behavioral model.



Download the detailed announcement and application form at

Please feel free to email Program Officer, Shayna Adams, at sadams [at] ncrg [dot] org with any questions.

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