The Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders operates a competitive Project Grants program to support high-quality scientific research on gambling disorders. Originally launched by the National Center for Responsible Gaming in 1996, the Project Grants program has advanced the field of research on gambling disorders and, in several cases, provided seed money for pilot research that has enabled investigators to compete successfully for grants from the National Institutes of Health.
The Institute’s Project Grants program is designed to increase the number of researchers working in the field, encourage new investigators to explore gambling disorders and foster multidisciplinary collaboration. The Project Grants program also is intended to increase the number of gambling studies disseminated through high-impact conferences and peer-reviewed journals, and developed into larger projects with support from the NIH and other major funders. Research proposals are evaluated by independent peer review panels of distinguished scientists in the field to ensure that only the highest-quality research is funded.
More information about the Institute’s grant categories and current funding opportunities can be found on the Funding Opportunities page.
In addition to the Project Grants program, from 1996 through 2009, the NCRG provided funding for groundbreaking research conducted by the Division on Addictions at Cambridge Health Alliance, which is directed by Dr. Howard Shaffer. Learn more about the significant contributions this partnership made to the field of gambling disorders by selecting the Division on Addictions link at left.
To stay up-to-date on upcoming funding opportunities, send contact information to Christine Reilly, executive director of the Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders, at creilly [at] gamblingdisorders [dot] org.