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 gambling harm minimisation policy, interventions and programs.
Gambling Research Capacity Grants support PhD scholarships, and post-doctoral fellowships to build capability and capacity for Australian gambling research.
For 2022, we are offering two grant types:
one PhD scholarship of up to $55,000 per year (comprising $45,000 stipend and $10,000 research costs) for 3 years per candidate, or pro-rata for part-scholarships
one post-doctoral fellowship up to $150,000 per year for 3 years per candidate.
About our PhD scholarships
We 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 enrollment offer.
About our post-doctoral fellowships
We established post-doctoral fellowships to support early-career researchers to continue developing their skills and build their career in the field of gambling harm minimisation.
You’re invited to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship if you’re an early career researcher who was awarded a PhD less than 7 years ago.
The research themes we’re interested in
Our priority gambling research themes for 2021-2024 are:
individual and community level gambling harm-minimisation
regulation of gambling products, practices and environments
gambling among vulnerable or target groups
emerging gambling technologies and new trends
measuring and understanding gambling prevalence and harm
efficacy and effectiveness of treatments.
We’ll prioritise research that directly contributes to gambling harm prevention and minimisation in NSW.
Applications for the 2022 Gambling Research Capacity Grants open Monday 1 November 2021 and close 21 January 2022.
Applications are to be submitted through our Grants Portal.
The submission guide below provides further information and spells out our expectations for the 2022 grant round.