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2019 Small Grants for Research on Lotteries

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofit and For-Profit
Organizations for Responsible Lottery Gambling Research

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) and Hoosier Lottery

Deadline Date:

11/15/19 5:00 PM ET Electronic receipt; Hard copy should be postmarked by date.


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Grants of up to $25,000 to USA, Canada, and International public, private, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations for research on responsible gambling, with a focus on lottery usage. Eligible projects must have clear relevance to the State of Indiana and/or its lottery program. The funding source seeks proposals that demonstrate high scientific merit from investigators who show promise of disseminating their work at high-impact conferences and in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Research projects may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Stand-alone research projects or a pilot project; 
  • Preliminary research in preparation for a large research project, such as a comprehensive literature review, or instrument development and testing; and 
  • Research tasks subsequent to a full research project, such as follow-up testing.

Research Priorities:

  • Examining strategies that promote the responsible gaming principles of positive play, harm minimization, and treatment referral for lottery players.
  • Identifying the positive or negative factors that influence behaviors and beliefs among lottery players who may be at risk for problem gambling.
  • Determining innovative methods to reach and connect lottery players with educational resources or treatment providers.
  • Understanding the role technology plays in the promotion of positive play attributes or treatment of problem gambling among lottery players.

Proposals should have a clear relevance to the State of Indiana and/or Hoosier Lottery. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Including Indiana residents in sampling
  • Using Hoosier Lottery data, tools, or publications
  • Using statistics, data, or demographic studies specific to Indiana’s population

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186704

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request up to $25,000 in direct costs and up to $5,000 in Facilities and Administration costs.

Term of Contract:

Projects may begin Dec. 1, 2019, and conclude no later than within one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Domestic or international, public or private, non-profit 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. Employees of the Hoosier Lottery are not eligible to apply.

Funding will not be provided for the following:

- Administrative personnel
- Stipends
- Office equipment and furniture
- Tuition
- 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:

Applications should be uploaded to the NCRG Review Express website by 5 p.m. (Eastern) on Nov. 15, 2019. The original hardcopy should be mailed as well, 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.

Submit application documents online:

In addition, mail the hard copy to:

Shayna Adams, Program Officer
National Center for Responsible Gaming
900 Cummings Center, Suite 321-U
Beverly, MA 01915

For questions, contact Christine Reilly, Senior Research Director (; 978-338-6610) or Shayna Adams, Program Officer (; 978-338-6610)

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.