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GANS Research Grant
The objective of the Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia (GANS) Research Grant is to build gambling research capacity and support the development of high-quality research in Nova Scotia. This funding will contribute to further understanding, interpretation or creation of research related to gambling. GANS is particularly interested in research related to the prevention or reduction of gambling-related harms amongst individuals, families and communities in Nova Scotia, the relationship between gambling and mental health and addictions and the social determinants of health.
It is anticipated that this funding will assist researchers develop new or grow programs of research focusing on gambling. Projects may also support the development of future funding applications and act as a catalyst for a research team to compete successfully for other granting agency funding.
|Eligibility||To apply for a GANS Research Grant, the Principal Investigator must:|
The following are considered to be academic appointments:
Limited Term Appointments
Applicants with limited term appointments are eligible to apply, however, the grant 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 CCV.
Applicants must also provide a letter from a senior official at their institution indicating the start and end dates of their appointment. This letter should also demonstrate how the institution is committed to ensuring the applicant remains eligible to apply to the national or international funding competition identified in the GANS Research Grant application. This letter can be combined with the project description section upload in the GMS. If, at the time of application, the PI 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 a new appointment.
|Funding Amount and Duration||A maximum of $150,000 per grant will be issued for a funding period of up to three years.|
|Dates and Deadlines||Deadline: March 3, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (AT)|
Results: All principal applicants will be notified the end of March 2020
Funding Available: Projects can begin as early as April 1, 2020
|Consider whether you meet the eligibility criteria outlined above. |
If you are unsure please contact Leslie.Power@researchns.ca or call 902.424.4193 for confirmation before beginning application.
Review Application Guide
|Be sure to carefully review all application requirements and directions, as outlined in the application guide below:|
2020-21 GANS Research Grant Application Requirements (PDF)
Register in the Grants Management System (GMS)
|Applications will be submitted via an online Grants Management System (GMS).|
The main contact person for the grant application is considered the Principal Investigator (PI). In order to access the application in the GMS, this individual must create an account.
|To apply, login to GMS to access the application, where information will be either entered directly into GMS or uploaded as PDF documents.|
Be sure to refer to the Application Requirements for detailed instructions.
Obtain Institutional Approval
|Institutions must approve the application in GMS after it is submitted and prior to the application deadline.|
Be sure to contact your institution to inquire about their process and deadlines for approval.
Research Nova Scotia staff will assess applications to determine whether they are complete and meet the eligibility criteria. A peer review panel will review applications in accordance with RNS’s peer review guidelines and the assessment criteria outlined below.
The following criteria will be used to evaluate the GANS Community Project Grant applications. The proposal must demonstrate:
|Overall Merit of the Proposal|
Resources & Assistance
The Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia (GANS) Community Project Grant is administered by Research Nova Scotia.
All applications for this opportunity will be accepted via an online Grants Management System (GMS). A GMS support guide has been created to assist with your application. Please refer to the document below:
GMS Technical Support
For technical support applying using the GMS please contact the help desk at email@example.com or by calling 902.424.3054.
Canadian Common CV
For technical questions regarding the CCV (including password and account resets, PINs, CCV submission, etc.), contact the CCV Centralized Helpdesk.
CCV Centralized Helpdesk
1.888.603.4178 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for your CCV PIN? Your PIN is the email address you used to register with GMS
If you require any application support or have questions about this funding opportunity please contact Leslie Power at 902.424.4193 or Leslie.Power@researchns.ca.
In 1998, Gambling Awareness Nova Scotia (GANS-formerly the Nova Scotia Gaming Foundation) was formed as a not-for-profit, arms-length government organization for the purpose of receiving and distributing funds that would support communities to reduce the harmful effects of gambling. These funds are generated from a percentage of VLT revenues, matched by the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation (NSPLCC).