Gambling Research Capacity Grants 2021

Applications open
9 November 2020
Applications close
20 January 2021
Payment per year
$55,000 per annum
up to 3 years
Postgraduate Research
Australian Citizens
Australian Permanent Residents
New Zealand Citizens
Permanent Humanitarian Visa Holders
Type of Scholarship
Available In
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Faculty of the Professions
Faculty of Sciences
Available To

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

Information available from their website


 Applicants should have:

  • completed their honours year or hold/expect to hold a master’s degree in the same discipline
  • meet all eligibility requirements for the PhD they intend to pursue or have confirmation of an enrolment offer
  • Applicants who are in the early stages of undertaking a PhD are able to apply
  • Applications should be supported by at least one senior member of the University who will act as their supervisor.
  • Applicants should also have a confirmed associate supervisor, who is ideally from a different discipline and can be from another institution.
  • Applicants must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia and be intending to undertake their PhD at an Australian university
  • Funding for a part-scholarship will be considered for those in receipt of a Commonwealth scholarship.


All proposals are to be submitted via the Office of Responsible Gambling Grant portal

Applicants will be required to submit via the portal:

  • a cover lettering outlining their motivation to conduct the proposed research, their relevant previous educational and research experience and how the scholarship will facilitate and enhance their research career development
  • a research proposal, including key research questions, objectives (including how the research will advance the knowledge base and have an impact on policy and practice), theoretical context and relationship to other research, research scope, methodology, relevance to NSW, stakeholder engagement, deliverables and indicative timeframes
  • a curriculum vitae including qualifications, results and completed research activities
  • a statement of support from the proposed supervisor/s confirming their involvement and outlining their role and the support that they will provide for career development and research outcomes
  • curriculum vitaes from the proposed supervisor/s providing evidence of areas of relevance to their proposed role
  • a statement from the head of the school (or equivalent) confirming that the details in the application are correct and that the host institution will provide the necessary oversight and support
  • a proposed budget, using the online form provided


Office of Responsible Gambling Grants Team: