AGRI Major Grants

The Alberta Gambling Research Institute (AGRI) Major Grants program supports curiosity-driven basic research in pursuing AGRI's mission "to facilitate evidence-based broad research that informs gambling public policy and educates Albertans and the wider audience about the effects of gambling." The goals of AGRI are:

  1. To encourage, foster, and solicit research to better understand the role and impacts of gambling on the individual and society;
  2. To ensure research is collaborative and has stakeholder support;
  3. To support the development of research capacities across broad research disciplines;
  4. To contribute to making research accessible, useful and applied.

Please consult the attached guidelines for a list of stakeholder-identified high priority research areas for the current application cycle.



May 01, 2018

Applications/guidelines distributed/posted

June 22, 2018

Applications due to Research Officer of Principal Investigator (PI)

June 29, 2018

Applications due to Institute from Research Officer

July/August 2018

Peer review process

September 1 – mid October 2018

Proposal Adjudication Committee/Board approvals/ recommendations

October 31, 2018

Approval announcements

April 17, 2019

Progress reports (templates will be sent)

Within 3 months of completion date* (variable)

Completion reports (template will be sent)



Agency Name: 
Alberta Gambling Research Institute
Contact Name: 
Glenda Wong
Grant Amount: 
$160,000 maximum over three years
Grant Location: 
External Deadline: 
Friday, June 29, 2018
Internal Deadline: 
Friday, June 22, 2018
Grant Type: 
Grant Area: 
Social Science
Grant Eligibility: