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Gambling Research Capacity Grants

The objective of these grants is to improve the quality, diversity and impact of Australian gambling research by supporting talented and committed researchers.

We want to encourage the best and brightest minds to contribute to knowledge and develop innovative approaches to working towards zero gambling harm. These are the people who can generate the high-quality research that provides the evidence base for responsible gambling policy, interventions and programs.

Gambling Research Capacity Grants may include PhD scholarships, study grants and post-doctoral fellowships to build capability and capacity for Australian gambling research.

For 2021, we provided two grant types:

  • Two PhD scholarships of up to $55,000 per year for 3 years per candidate, or pro-rata for part-scholarships
  • Study grants: $1,000 to $5,000 per recipient

Postdoctoral fellowships, which we first offered in 2020, may be available in the 2022 program.

About our PhD scholarships

The Office of Responsible Gambling established PhD scholarships to support people involved in gambling research to achieve their proposed research goals and build their career in this important field.

You’re invited to apply for a PhD scholarship if you’ve completed your honours year or hold (or expect to hold) a master’s degree in the same discipline. You must also meet all eligibility requirements for the PhD you intend to pursue or have confirmation of an enrolment offer.

Our 2021 PhD scholarships have already been awarded, so watch for the 2022 PhD scholarship submission round later in the year.

About our study grants

The Office of Responsible Gambling established study grants to support people involved in gambling research to attend or to present at conferences.

You’re invited to apply for a study grant if you’re a current gambling research student, or a post-doctoral fellow or practitioner working in the gambling research, policy, education or support fields who can demonstrate best-practice or innovation in their fields.

We’ll confirm the submission round for our 2021 study grants once current COVID-19 restrictions have eased.

The research areas we’re interested in

Our priority gambling research areas are:

  • what works in prevention and gambling harm minimisation
  • emerging gambling technologies and new trends
  • attitudes and behaviours towards gambling in vulnerable or target groups
  • long-term efficacy and effectiveness of treatments
  • gambling prevalence and understanding and measuring harm
  • support for policy development and regulatory effectiveness.

We’ll prioritise research that directly contributes to gambling harm prevention and minimisation in NSW.

The submission guide for the Gambling Research Capacity Grants spells out our expectations for the 2021 grant rounds.


Interested in funding or a grant for a project of your own? 

Contact us to find out about current funding opportunities. Email or call 02 9995 0992.

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