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September 22, 2021

The three-year PhD funding will target research in areas related to gambling harm

UK: GambleAware opens institutional applications for six PhD studentships

UK: GambleAware opens institutional applications for six PhD studentships
"A unique opportunity for PhD students, who are at the start of their careers, to develop an expertise in an emerging field", said Alison Clare, Research Director (Interim) at GambleAware.
United Kingdom | 08/04/2021

The independent charity will award the grant to institutions with a track record of supportive and impactful PhD programmes, as well as evidence of producing research in GambleAware’s priority areas. GambleAware will not receive more than two applications per institution. The final deadline is 20 September at 5pm.

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ambleAware has issued the 2021/22 PhD Grant Award call for institutional applications. The charity organization has opened the call for applicants from universities and other research institutions in Great Britain to fund three-year PhD studentships. 

GambleAware is offering a total of six studentships grants and will not receive more than two applications per institution. The grants will be awarded to institutions with a track record of supportive and impactful PhD programmes, as well as evidence of producing research in GambleAware’s priority areas for these grant awards, which are:

  • Research on the lived experience of communities impacted by gambling harms
  • Research on women, minority communities, young people and their relationships with gambling and gambling harms
  • Research on other communities with protected characteristics, including those in the military, those living with disabilities, minority sexualities and gender identities, and their relationships with gambling and gambling harms. 

Alison Clare, Research Director (Interim) at Gamble Aware spoke in a press release about the call. 

“This PhD grant award will go directly to universities and will help build a detailed knowledge of the experience of gambling harm within specific communities. It will also provide a unique opportunity for PhD students, who are at the start of their careers, to develop an expertise in an emerging field. They will have the chance to complete a thorough, in-depth piece of research over several years which will contribute to building the knowledge and evidence of lived experiences of gambling harms.” 

Institutions interested in applying can view all details about the opportunity in the call for applications here. The final deadline is 5pm on 20th September 2021.

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