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

Seed Grant - for Research on Lottery Gambling


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Funding Source
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
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)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/01/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit and for-profit organizations for research projects addressing gambling behaviors and disorders. Funding is intended to support high-quality projects led by researchers with a PhD, MD, or similar degree. Early career researchers are encouraged to apply.

The International Center for Responsible Gaming and the Hoosier Lottery are collaborating on a special initiative to encourage research on responsible gambling and gambling disorder as it relates to lottery gambling. 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.

Topics of Interest – Not Requirements:

  • 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 gambling disorder among lottery players
  • Examining the implementation of responsible gambling principles, especially those with the least amount of research specific to lotteries; specifically, employee training, stakeholder engagement and program evaluation

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 $5,000.
  • Travel. ICRG grantees are required to present a poster at the annual ICRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction. Budget for travel to the conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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

Funding will not be provided for the following:
- Administrative personnel
- Stipends
- Office 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
Application Deadline: September 1, 2023


Estimated Size of Grant
Applicants may request up to $35,000 in direct costs and up to $5,000 in Facilities and Administration costs (also known as indirect costs).

Term of Contract
Projects may begin January 1, 2024, and conclude no later than within one year.

Contact Information
Email the application to Christine Reilly, Senior Research Director:

For questions, contact Christine Reilly at the email address above or at 978-338-

National Center for Responsible Gaming
900 Cummings Center, Suite 321-U
Beverly, MA 01915

Tel: 978-338-6610
Fax: 978-552-8452

RFP & Supporting Documents
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