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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits
and For-Profits for Research on Gambling Disorders

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG)

Deadline Date:

08/01/17 5:00 PM ET Electronic Receipt and Postmarked by Date


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Grants of up to $30,000 in direct costs to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit and for-profit organizations for a broad range of research projects addressing gambling disorders. In addition to direct costs, applicants may request up to 15 percent of administration and facilities costs.

Projects may explore the etiology, prevention, and treatment of gambling disorders through the following:

-Pilot and feasibility studies
-Secondary analysis of existing data
-Small, self-contained research projects
-Development of research methodology
-Development of new research technology

The NCRG seeks proposals of high scientific merit from investigators who show promise of disseminating their work at high-impact conferences and in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

An appropriate scientific review group convened in accordance with the standard NCRG peer review procedures, modeled on those of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will evaluate applications for scientific and technical merit.

Allowable Cost Items:

-Personnel. Allowable personnel expenses include salary and applicable fringe benefits for the PI, post-docs and graduate students (if they receive a salary) and other professional and technical staff.

-Consultant Costs. Identify consultants by name and estimate the number of days of service and rate of compensation.

-Study participants. Costs of recruitment (e.g., purchase of advertising), payments to subjects, patient care and other costs associated with the use of participants in the study.

-Facilities and Administration. Up to 15 percent of the total direct costs.

-Travel. NCRG grantees are required to present a poster at the annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction. Budget for travel to the conference in Las Vegas, Nev.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172861

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request up to $30,000 in direct costs plus 15 percent Facilities and Administration costs.

Term of Contract:

Grants may cover a period not to exceed 12 months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Domestic or international, public or private, nonprofit or for-profit organizations are eligible to apply for NCRG funding. The Principal Investigator must have a PhD, MD, or other terminal degree. The NCRG encourages early career investigators to apply for a Seed Grant.

Funding will not be provided for the following:
-Administrative personnel
-Office equipment and furniture
-Dues and membership fees
-Maintenance/service contracts
-Construction, alteration, maintenance or rental of buildings or building space
-Recruiting/relocation expenses
-Entertainment/social expenses
-Pre-award costs

Pre-Application Information:

Electronic materials must be uploaded by 5:00 PM (Eastern) on August 1, 2017. The original hard copy should be postmarked no later than the deadline date.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Documents may be uploaded to:

Christine Reilly, Senior Research Director

Nathan Smith, Program Officer

National Center for Responsible Gaming
900 Cummings Center, Suite 324-T
Beverly, MA 01915

P: 978-338-6610
F: 978-522-8452

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