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Recipients of First Research Award for MSW Students to Be Announced

The recipients of the first Research Award for MSW Students will be announced later this summer.

Earlier, the 10 finalists for the award were announced by CalSWEC’s Research and Development Committee and the California Association of Deans and Directors. The 10 finalists, whose selection was based on specific criteria, received an award of $250 each. Their initial applications, which were due on January 31, were based on proposed research.

In the two-tiered award process, the finalists then completed their research and submitted an Executive Summary of their research results. From among the finalists, five completed projects/theses will be selected and awarded an additional $500 each.

Background
CalSWEC’s Research and Development (R&D) Committee, in conjunction with the California Association of Deans and Directors (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 MSW Student Research 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.