This week, the Manitoba Gambling Research Program was officially launched. The program will provide support to researchers across Canada looking for the resources to explore various aspects of gambling in the country.
The program is focused on high-quality research, which looks at gambling addiction and solutions to the problem, including treatment and prevention programs. They also aim to fund responsible gambling research. The Manitoba Gambling Research Program is funded by the local lottery, which oversees the administration of its $1 million in resources.
There are four priority areas which scholarly researchers can apply under. The first is Responsible Gambling, aimed at developing strategies which support prevention and treatment of problem gambling. Gambling Continuum Research explores the influences behind particular gambling behaviours. Other priority research examines technological developments available for supporting responsible gambling and determining strategies for helping families affected by problem gambling.
Researchers do not have to be from Manitoba; the Manitoba Gambling Research Program will fund any Canadian scholarly research, so long as it presents potential valuable findings. Applications for large, small, student and conference grants open at the end of January, and the deadlines range from February 22 to March 22. For more information, visit the program’s website: https://www.manitobagamblingresearch.com/