ENV Media iGaming Research Fellowship – Call for Proposals

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ENV Media is pleased to announce its first Call for Proposals for iGaming Research Fellowships!

We invite applications from Brazilian scholars – doctoral degree researchers (PhD or equivalent), Masters’ and Undergraduate students – looking to advance the body of knowledge surrounding iGaming and Gambling in the country. This initiative aims to promote transparency, fairness, and responsibility among online gaming industry stakeholders through rigorous research.

Selected Fellows are expected to foster innovation that can contribute to the sustainable development of the iGaming industry in Brazil. Envisioned studies should be dedicated to theoretical or applied research of real-money games, iGaming markets, industry dynamics and socio-economic impacts. We are particularly interested in proposals that offer original insights into industry standards and player experiences.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Over 18 years old
  • Regularly enrolled at an accredited university/graduate program, regardless of your field of study
  • Not holding any other fellowships
  • Presenting a research proposal focusing on the iGaming sector as described below


  • Undergraduate student fellow: R$ 8,000
  • Master’s student fellow: R$ 10,000
  • Ph.D. student fellow: R$ 12,000

ENV Media will assign at least one fellowship, while reserving all rights to approve and assign two or more fellowship grants to multiple candidates.

Project Duration

The fellowship is foreseen to last for 3 months from its approved start date. Subsequent involvement in disseminating research findings will be agreed upon by ENV and successful candidates.

Research Topics

We are particularly interested in research papers that address the following topics:

  1. Probability, Statistics, and Preferences in Gambling 
  2. Impacts of Gambling on Brain Chemistry
  3. Understanding RTP in Gambling
  4. The Casino & Betting Tribe: Contemporary Marketing Techniques
  5. Roulette Game Outcomes Analysis 
  6. Risk Reduction and Psychological Determinants in Gambling
  7. Impacts of Technological Advancements on Gaming Behavior
  8. Decision-Making and Information in Gambling
  9. Mental Simulation, Cognitive Biases, and Memory in Gambling
  10. Testing Betting Strategies in Roulette 
  11. Online Gambling Safety
  12. International Impacts of the Casino Market on the Brazilian Economy 
  13. Mental Health and Online Gambling
  14. iGaming and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Issues
  15. Casino Games Bots in Messaging Platforms

We are providing the above exemplary topics as guidance in terms of focus areas directly related to our work. However, ENV Media is open to evaluating other subject areas dissecting the real-money gaming industry or effectively raising awareness – among both the academic world and the general Brazilian public – of the socio-economic benefits of having a regulated, transparent and fair iGaming industry.

Application procedure

Applications will be accepted via email at [email protected] and/or [email protected] until May 10th, 2024, 23:59 BRT (Brasília time). It is indispensable to attach the following documents (in .pdf format) to your application:

  1. Updated CV (Lattes or compatible format)
  2. Complete contact details
  3. Proof of enrollment in a stricto sensu graduate students’ program for masters, doctorate or undergraduate program at an accredited university (e.g., institution’s declaration or student ID card)
  4. Research project overview – up to ten (10) pages – including the following sections:
    a) Introduction; b) Objectives; c) Potential impact; d) References; and e) Gantt chart representing your project plan.

Key Dates

Submission deadlineMay 10th, 2024
Selection resultMay 20th, 2024
Fellowship start dateJune 1st, 2024

This is a remote position and applications from diverse backgrounds are welcome, especially by female, Indigenous, Black and other students and scholars from underrepresented ethnic groups, LGBTQIAP+, and people with disabilities.

Inquiries can be sent to: [email protected] and [email protected]



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