Gambling research capacity grants

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In 2021, the Responsible Gambling Fund will provide funding for two full time PhD scholarships (or part time equivalent) to build capability and capacity for Australian gambling research. Study grants will also be available later in 2021, subject to the easing of current restrictions.

The post-doctoral fellowships provided in 2020 may be offered again in the 2022 program.

The Responsible Gambling Fund recognises that high quality research provides the evidence base for responsible gambling policy, interventions and programs.

The Gambling Research Capacity Grant program will offer two grant types in 2021:

  • PhD scholarships: up to $55,000 per year for three years per candidate, or pro-rata for part-scholarships (2 available)
  • Study grants: $1,000 to $5,000 per recipient

Submission dates

The submission round for the PhD scholarships:

Opens – Monday 9 November 2020

Closes – Wednesday 20 January 2021

Awarded – March 2021

The submission round for the study grants will be confirmed in 2021, subject to the easing of current restrictions.

More information is available in the Gambling Research Capacity Grants Funding Submission Guide .

PhD scholarships

The Office invites the best and brightest minds to apply for funding through the Gambling Research Capacity Grants 2021, to help build knowledge and develop innovative approaches to working towards zero gambling harm.

The Office and the RGF are committed to providing up and coming researchers with an opportunity to build their careers in gambling studies and to encourage cross-disciplinary approaches.

The 2021 grant round for the PhD scholarships closed on Wednesday 20 January 2021.

Study grants

The submission round for the study grants will be confirmed in 2021, subject to the easing of current restrictions.

The Office established these grants to support those involved in gambling research to attend and/or present at conferences.

Applications will be open to current gambling research students, post-doctoral fellows and practitioners working in the gambling research, policy, education or support fields who can demonstrate best-practice or innovation in their fields.

More information is available in the Gambling Research Capacity Grants Funding Submission Guide .

How applications are assessed

Applications are assessed by subject matter experts against the eligibility and assessment criteria as outlined in the Gambling Research Capacity Grants Funding Submission Guide .

If you need assistance please contact us on (02) 9995 0992 or email the Office of Responsible Gambling.

Gambling Research Capacity Grants 2020 recipients

NameType of ScholarshipUniversityTopic
Thomas SwantonFull PhD ScholarshipThe University of SydneySupporting informed gambling choices in the age of digital transactions.
Dan MylesPart PhD ScholarshipMonash UniversityDo "losses disguised as wins" in Australian pokies cause harm?
Hayden CahillPart PhD ScholarshipQueensland University of TechnologyIn it to win it: interdisciplinary investigation of sports betting
Stephanie MerkourisPost-doctoral fellowshipDeakin UniversityFamily member treatment for gambling harm: Development and evaluation
Megan WhittyPost-doctoral fellowshipThe Australian National UniversityDevelopment of an Implementation Framework for Indigenous Digital Health Promotion