Grants for Gambling Research Program

The Grants for Gambling Research Program was initiated by the Department of Justice in 2006 and transferred to the foundation when we were established in July 2012.

So far, over $3.5 million has been granted to fund 36 independent research projects across seven rounds of grants.

The program encourages researchers from a variety of disciplines to undertake independent, investigator-initiated research into gambling and problem gambling.

We support and encourage young researchers to enter the gambling field, and in recent rounds we have allocated a portion of funding specifically for early career researchers.

Each round of the program funds research to explore priority areas identified by the foundation.

The projects

To view published reports from completed projects, visit our library of published research.

For information about ongoing projects, follow the links below.

Round 8

Round 8 of the program funded projects on the topics of the factors influencing low and moderate risk gambling behaviour and strategies to prevent harm among young people aged 12-17 and 18-24.

Read more about Round 8 projects

Round 7

Round 7 of the program funded projects on the topic of the changing gambling environment.

Read more about Round 7 projects

Round 6

Round 6 of the program funded projects on the topics of stigma and changing gambling environments.

Read more about Round 6 projects

Round 5

Round 5 of the program funded projects on the topics of stigma and changing gambling environments.

Round 4

Round 4 of the program funded projects on sociology and gambling, product preferences and styles of play, cultural differences in gambling and mental health and gambling.

Read more about Round 4 projects

Rounds 1–3

Rounds 1–3 of the program funded projects on:

  • effective treatments and interventions
  • electronic gaming machines and their effects on recreational and problem gamblers
  • gambling consumption and behaviour
  • youth and gambling
  • emerging technologies, and
  • accessibility.

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