AGRI Alberta Gambling Research Institute

Alberta Gambling Research Institute

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About us

The Alberta Gambling Research Institute is a consortium of the University of Calgary, University of Alberta and the University of Lethbridge. Its primary purpose is to support and promote research into gambling in the Province of Alberta.

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Apply for Grants

The Institute accepts proposals from eligible applicants for a variety of research grant opportunities.

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We provide grant funding to support peer-endorsed academic investigations. See a list of past research projects.

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Learn about research resources related to various aspects of gambling.


AGRI Annual Conference 2024

Location: Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, Canada
Date: April 11-13, 2024
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Conference 2023

AGRI Annual Conference 2023

The Institute’s 2023 Conference took place March 30 to April 1, 2023 at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta. Presentations, Conference Program, Speaker Profiles & Poster Listing available from 2023 Conference Materials web page.


2023/2024 Call for Major Research Grant Proposals

Application Content Requirements are available from the 2023-24 Guidelines & Application Form (PDF / Word). The applicant must be one of the principal investigators and have faculty status at one of the three universities. Research collaborators may come from other universities, be external experts or have faculty status at another post-secondary institution.

Deadline: Tuesday, July 04, 2023.

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Spring 2023 Newsletter

Feature articles in this issue:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellows Adding to Research Capacity at Partner Universities
  • Study Establishes the Prevalence of Illegal Gambling in Canada for First Time
  • Upcoming Grant Opportunities

2023/24 Graduate Student Scholarships

To apply for scholarships candidates must have been accepted into, or be currently enrolled in, a full-time, thesis-based, master’s or doctoral program at one of the Partner Universities. See Guidelines & Application Forms 2023-24.

Deadline: 4:00 p.m., May 1, 2023.

2023/24 Post-doctoral Fellowships Guidelines & Application

Doctoral degree holders are eligible to be appointed as a Post-doctoral Fellow by one of the Partner Universities. See Post-doctoral Fellowships Guidelines & Application Form.

Deadline: 4:00 p.m., May 1, 2023.

Winter 2023 Newsletter

Winter 2023 Newsletter

Feature articles in this issue:

  • Are There Riskier Forms of Gambling? An Interview with Graduate Scholarship Recipient Nolan Gooding
  • Institute’s 22nd Annual Conference to Take Place at Banff Centre
  • Research Grants 2022/23
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2021/2022 Annual Report

Performance highlights and audited financial statements for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022.

Read Annual Report 2021/2022

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AGRI National Project Publications

As of November, 2022, investigations from the AGRI National Project (ANP) study of gambling and problem gambling in Canada have resulted in 14 peer-reviewed journal publications, one accepted book proposal, and various other statistical materials.