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GambleAware has opened the call for applications from universities and other research institutions in Great Britain to fund three-year PhD studentships.
GambleAware is offering a total of six studentships grants for 2021/22 and each institution may apply for no more than two PhD studentship grants to award to selected PhD students.
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, and finally 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.
PhD grant awards will support GambleAware’s ambition to build knowledge of the lived experience of gambling harms. The grants are also reflective of GambleAware’s ongoing commitment to achieve a society where everyone is safe from gambling harm.
Alison Clare, Research Director (Interim) at GambleAware said: “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 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.”