Impact of Reduced Access to Gambling Products

This competition is now closed, thank you to all who applied.

This funding opportunity is intended to provide DHW with knowledge and to support the development of high-quality gambling-related research in Nova Scotia. Funding is available to Nova Scotia researchers for addressing the following question: What has been the impact of reduced access to gambling products in the past year on gambling behaviours in Nova Scotia?


IMPORTANT: Only applicants who submitted an expression of interest and received confirmation from Research Nova Scotia that their submission is in alignment with the Research Question may apply for this opportunity.

To apply for this research opportunity, the Primary Applicant (PA) must:

  • Be a researcher with an academic appointment at a Nova Scotia university or affiliated research institution, or with an appointment (with research responsibilities) at an affiliated hospital/research centre/institute; and
  • Reside and work in Nova Scotia during the funding period of the funding opportunity

Academic Appointments

The following are considered to be academic appointments:

  • Tenured appointments
  • Tenure-track appointments
  • Probationary tenure-track appointments
  • Limited-term appointments
  • Clinical scientists, clinical faculty or other appointments approved by a senior official approved (i.e., CEO or VP Research)

Adjunct and instructor positions are not considered academic appointments.

Limited Term Appointments

Applicants with limited term appointments are eligible to apply; however, the funding period must end before the end date of the appointment. Applicants with a limited term appointment must clearly indicate the end date of the appointment on their CV.

Applicants must also provide a letter from a senior official at their institution indicating the start and end dates of their appointment. This letter can be combined with the project description section uploaded in Research Nova Scotia’s online portal, Jura. If, at the time of application, the PA holds a limited term appointment that ends prior to the funding end date, he/she is eligible to apply; if successful, a condition of funding will be institutional confirmation of an extended or new appointment.

Funding Amount and Duration

A maximum of $100,000 per award will be issued for a funding period of up to one year. 

Important Dates 

Invitations for full application:
Monday, June 7, 2021

Deadline to apply:
Monday, July 19, 2021 at 3:00 PM (ADT)

Results available:
September 2021

Funding available:
September 2021

Full Application Process

Only applicants who have been invited to submit a full application may complete this process.

Step 1: Review Application Requirements

Carefully review all application requirements, as outlined in the document below, once you receive your invitation to apply from Research Nova Scotia:

Full Application Requirements

Step 2: Complete Application

To apply, log in to Jura to access the application, where information will be either entered directly to the form or uploaded as PDF documents. Be sure to refer to the ‘Application Requirements’ for detailed instructions.

Step 3: Submit Application

To complete application submission, login to Jura to access application. When your application is complete, select ‘submit’. Confirmation of successful submission will be available in your applicant portfolio.

Step 4: Obtain Institutional Approval

All submissions must receive institutional approval before the deadline. This process is completed via an institutional representative in Jura. Please connect with your research office well in advance of the deadline to note any internal deadlines and processes.

Review Process

Full Application

  1. Full applications will be reviewed by Research Nova Scotia staff to confirm application meets all guidelines for application.
  2. Full applications will be reviewed by a peer review committee in keeping with RNS peer review guidelines.

Resources and Assistance

Require assistance?

Technical issues related to application submission via Jura can be directed to:
RNS Jura Helpdesk | 902.221.4882
Jura Helpdesk Hours are 8am-4pm ADT Monday to Friday.
Responses will be provided as soon as possible but please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

If you require any application support or have questions about this funding opportunity, please contact:
Megan Bellefontaine
Program Officer