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Recipients of 2013 Research Award for MSW Students Announced

Students from California State University, Northridge and San Jose State University are the recipients of the first Research Award for MSW Students established by CalSWEC’s Research and Development (R&D) Committee and  the California Association of Deans and Directors (CADD),

The award winners are:

Read more about the winning projects.

The five projects were awarded $500 each, in addition to the $250 each received for being among the 10 finalists in the two-tiered award process:

  • Initial applications were based on proposed research. From among proposals submitted,10 finalists were selected, each of which received an award of $250.
  • The finalists then completed  their research and submitted an Executive Summary of their research results.  From among the finalists, the five completed projects/theses were selected.

Background
CalSWEC’s R&D Committee, in conjunction with the CADD, established the Research Award for MSW Students to encourage and support student research that will contribute to the evidence base for policy and practice for public human services

Goals of the award include:

  • Fostering interest in applied, practice-oriented research for MSW students;
  • Promoting student research that is relevant to agency practice;
  • Creating a forum for students to share their research results with agencies that will benefit from it.