A new funding opportunity for PhD scholarships, post-doctoral fellowships and study grants that help build capability and capacity in gambling research has been launched by the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling.
Funded by the Responsible Gambling Fund, this funding aims to improve the quality, diversity and impact of Australian gambling research in communities across the nation.
Natalie Wright, Director of the Office of Responsible Gambling said these grants will bridge the gap between research, policy and service delivery to increase the influence of research on gambling harm prevention and minimisation and achieve better outcomes.
“We are committed to providing up-and-coming researchers with an opportunity to dedicate their careers to gambling studies and have a real impact in our community,” Ms Wright said.
“Research is crucial because it provides the evidence base for responsible gambling policy, interventions and programs, and it is important to encourage our brightest minds to stay in or move into the gambling research field.
“We encourage collaborative partnerships, cross-disciplinary approaches and applications from a diverse range of disciplines, to build knowledge and develop innovative approaches to working towards zero gambling harm.”
The submission round for the PhD scholarships and post-doctoral fellowships opens on Tuesday 19 November 2019 and closes on Friday 31 January 2020.
The study grants will also open on 19 November 2019 for study in 2020. Applications for study grants can be lodged throughout the year.
More information is available on the NSW Office of Responsible Gambling website: