The NSW Office of Responsible Gambling has launched a new funding scheme to increase the capability and capacity of gambling research in the country.
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. It will apply to PhD scholarships and post-doctoral fellowships as well as study grants.
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 minimization 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.”