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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits and For-Profits for Research Related to Advertising in the Gambling Sector

Impact of Gambling Advertising


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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: 09/15/23 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $75,000 per year to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations and businesses for high-quality research related to advertising in the gambling sector. Funding is intended to explore the impact of various advertising practices with the goals of decreasing methods that lead to risky gambling behaviors, and setting advertising standards.

The International Center for Responsible Gaming (ICRG) invites investigators to apply for a two-year Large Grant to study the impact of gambling advertising, including television, digital, and push notifications. The goal of this initiative is to determine the aspects of advertising that might promote risky or problematic gambling attitudes and behaviors and provide metrics for the development of advertising guidelines for gambling operators and regulators.

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Controlled experiments assessing the physiological, cognitive, emotional and/or behavioral effect of different types of messages, including messaging promoting gambling availability, messaging promoting less risky gambling and messages warning of harm.
  • Studies of awareness of advertisements in different populations of people who gamble (emerging adults, vulnerable populations, different cultural groups).
  • Studies of methods of effectively promoting responsible gambling tools such as gambling helplines and self-exclusion. 

The ICRG 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. 

Allowable Cost Items:

  • Personnel. Allowable personnel expenses include salary and applicable fringe benefits for the Principal Investigator, 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.
  • Equipment. Only equipment essential to the conduct of this project is allowed.
  • Human subjects. 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 & Administration costs. Up to 15 percent of the total direct costs.
  • 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 in the second year of the grant. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Domestic or international, public or private, nonprofit or for-profit organizations are eligible to apply for ICRG funding. The Principal Investigator (PI) must have a PhD, MD or other terminal degree.

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-Application Information
Application deadline: September 15, 2023, by 5:00 PM EST.


Estimated Size of Grant
Applicants may request up to a total of $75,000 per year of up to two years plus 15 percent in Facilities & Administration costs. Total amount that may be requested is $172,500.

Term of Contract
Projects may begin on January 1, 2024 and conclude no later than December 31, 2025.

Contact Information
Send proposal via email to Christine Reilly, Senior Research Director:

Address questions to Christine Reilly at the above email address or at 978-338-6610.

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

Tel: 978-338-6610
Fax: 978-522-8452

RFP & Supporting Documents
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