CSWE Scholarships and Fellowships

CSWE Scholarships and Fellowships

CSWE provides a number of funding opportunities for students and faculty members. More information about each of those funding opportunities is below along with links to application information and staff contact.

Funding Opportunities

Substance Use Disorders Education and Leadership Scholars Program 

The Substance Use Disorders Education and Leadership Scholars Program is supported by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and was created to engage BSW and MSW students by developing a cohort of social work leaders specializing in substance use disorders using practice, research, and policy mentors. The cohort will provide scholarships to students to incentivize their opportunities to practice in this specialty area, create opportunities for social work field instructors and their agencies to enhance their training and mentorship of social work students, and strengthen agency/university partnerships to evaluate innovative practice interventions through social work research. For more information, view here.

Doctoral Student Policy Fellowship

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), and Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) announce the inaugural Social Work Doctoral Student Policy Fellowship and are accepting applications for this opportunity to connect social work research with policymaking in Washington, DC. This program will create an opportunity for social work doctoral fellows to make a stronger link between their research and policy, expose them to the ways their research experience and backgrounds are used by practitioners in government to influence and inform policy, promote the value and significance of investments in social work and social work research on Capitol Hill, and cultivate a cadre of social work researchers who can both advocate for investments in social work education and research, as well as disseminate this information amongst their communities of practice. 

Minority Fellowship Program

CSWE's Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) opportunities support the mission of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to reduce the effects of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities by increasing racial/ethnic minority individuals who are trained to work with underrepresented and underserved persons with or at risk for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.

Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund

The Carl A. Scott Memorial Fund was established by the CSWE Board of Directors in recognition of Carl A. Scott's contributions to CSWE and the social work profession. The components of the Fund includes an annual lecture series given at the Annual Program Meeting, a publication program, and scholarship assistance. Two scholarships in the amount of $500 each are awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to work for equity and social justice in social work.

Past Opportunities

Social Work HEALS: Social Work Health Care Education and Leadership Scholars

‚ÄčSocial Work Healthcare Education and Leadership Scholars (HEALS) aims to develop the next generation of healthcare social work leaders. This is accomplished by providing BSW and MSW students with scholarship funding and educational enhancements, so that they are well positioned to be an integral part of the healthcare delivery team; providing professional development and mentorship to field instructors and creating a network that fosters effectiveness across settings; and building the next generation of social work academic and practice leaders through doctoral and post-doctoral research and policy fellowships.

Scholars Program

The CSWE Scholars Program is designed to provide both senior and junior scholars with the opportunity to work on research projects or programmatic initiatives of their choosing and in line with CSWE priorities. This program is designed to provide senior scholars (faculty members) and junior scholars (such as doctoral students or individuals recently completing their doctoral dissertation) with the opportunity to work on projects and initiatives of interest to the scholar as well as to CSWE. The Scholars Program is currently inactive.