Alberta Gambling Research Institute Major Grant

Goals of AGRI:

  1. To encourage, foster, and solicit research to better understand the role and impacts of gambling on the individual and society;
  2. To ensure research is collaborative and has stakeholder support;
  3. To support the development of research capacities across broad research disciplines;
  4. To contribute to making research accessible, useful and applied.

All research proposals are subject to expert peer review prior to approval. The Institute-funded initiatives to date are identified on the Institute's website – see

It is anticipated that this developmental funding will assist newer gambling researchers to compete successfully for other granting agency and/or Institute major research grants and encourage non-traditional researchers to enter the field of gambling studies.


An important aspect of the Institute’s mandate is to promote collaborative and capacity-building research activity within the participant universities. Therefore, the applicant must be one of the principal investigators and have faculty status at one of the three universities. This individual is responsible for overseeing the research activity, ensuring that expenditures comply with the approved budget, and meeting the annual and completion reporting requirements. Research collaborators may come from other universities, be external experts or have faculty status at another post-secondary institution (with the proviso that confirmation is submitted indicating the length of their appointment extends beyond the research grant period). CVs of the principal and other investigators must accompany the application as well as an in-depth profile of any external collaborative research partners (e.g. consultants, treatment organization, etc.).

For more information visit: Major Grants | Research at UCalgary | University of Calgary


Agency Name: 
Alberta Gambling Research Institute
Contact Name: 
Keiko McFarland (
Grant Amount: 
$160,000 total over 3 years
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Friday, July 12, 2024
Internal Deadline: 
Friday, July 5, 2024
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Social Science
Grant Eligibility: