Funding Opportunities

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This call is now closed. 

On April 16, 2020 we opened a call for applications for secondary analyses of high-quality datasets with potential to advance understanding of gambling and health issues in Great Britain. We recognise that the challenges presented by responding to the diverse effects of COVID-19 may have impacted the ability of some research teams to participate in this call. We also recognise that shifting priorities to support needs related to COVID-19 can constrict funding and opportunities for gambling research. For that reason, we are reissuing the call and extending the deadline to provide opportunity for interested parties to apply. We remain committed to supporting knowledge development that will accelerate research to inform action to advance the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms.

We are now accepting applications until July 28, 2020.

Preference is given to research proposals that address these priority areas:

  • Gambling and co-occurring health conditions, including substance abuse and mental and physical health conditions;
  • Populations experiencing social inequity (e.g., youth, older adults, women, black and minority ethnic, low income);
  • Reducing harm to individuals, families, and/or communities across the spectrum of gambling risk levels;
  • Gaps in treatment service provision; and,
  • Relationships between gambling forms, co-occurring health conditions, and problem gambling risk levels.

There will be two awards valued at up to 17,500 GBP each.


  • This solicitation is open to all researchers with knowledge of gambling in Great Britain.
  • Researchers working in Great Britain or partnering with researchers in Great Britain are preferred.
  • In the case of international partnerships, it is preferred that funding be distributed through an eligible UK institution.
  • Applications from both public and private sector researchers are welcome.


June 17th, 2020                Solicitation opens

July 28th, 2020                 Application submission deadline (5:00 pm EDT)

August 12th, 2020            Funding notifications

September 1st, 2020        Project start date

February 28th, 2021         Project completion date

 Please review our downloadable application guidelines for more details. When submitting an application, you will also need to refer to our downloadable expense guidelines and our downloadable budget and timeline template.


Margo Hilbrecht
Director, Knowledge Management