The Manitoba Gambling Research Program supports the development of high quality research that enables the evidence-based advancement of responsible gambling programs, and problem gambling prevention and treatment. Research opportunities are available to researchers across Canada.

A Research Council, consisting of community members and provincial gambling stakeholders,   provides   oversight   to   the   program   and   directs $1 million annually towards research opportunities.

Program Phase-Out

Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries will be phasing out the Manitoba Gambling Research Program. Applications for funding will not be accepted in 2018.

Conference Grant applications for Manitoba researchers and students will be accepted until December 31, 2017 for travel and conferences held up until May 1, 2018.

All approved research projects funded by the program to date will continue to receive funding until their completion.

While the Manitoba Gambling Research Program has accomplished much during its six-year existence, the program has required significant staff resources from Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries to administer. As the program is phased out, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries will reallocate funding and staff resources to other social responsibility initiatives. This includes a continuing strong commitment to research and evaluation.

We will continue to require the assistance of peer reviewers to assess final reports as research projects are completed over the next several years.

The program’s website will remain active, with new reports posted as they are completed, to ensure the continued sharing of knowledge from past and current research projects.

Apply for funding

The Manitoba Gambling Research Program accepts research proposals within two different streams, Research Grants and Focused Research Projects.

Research Grants

Research Grants are available to researchers affiliated with Canadian universities to pursue projects of high scientific standard within the research priorities of the Manitoba Gambling Research Program. There are four types of Research Grants available. Each has its own solicitation calendar and application requirements.

Category Apply Download
Large Grant Closed Grant Guide
Budget Template
Small Grant Closed Grant Guide
Budget Template
Studentship Closed Studentship Guide
Conference Grant Closed Grant Guide

Please note that the attachment uploaded with your application must be in PDF. Applications must be submitted by 16:00 prevailing Winnipeg time on the closing date.

Focused Research Projects

Focused Research Projects provide the opportunity for researchers to investigate specific questions identified by the Research Council, within the research priorities of the Manitoba Gambling Research Program.

Project Name Apply Download
The Role of Health Care Providers in Responding to Problem Gambling Closed Project Guide
Budget Template

Currently, there are no Focused Research Projects open for solicitation.

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