GADE Social Work - Awards

Initiative for Cross-Institutional Student Collaboration

Established in 2021, the GADE Initiative for Cross-Institutional Student Collaboration is a mechanism designed to engage students across universities around social work doctoral education topics, with an emphasis on centering student roles, leadership, and perspectives. Selected initiatives will result in sharing of information among institutions and serve as catalysts for discussion and potential new directions and opportunities within diverse social work programs. 

The winner will be provided a certificate and a $2,500 award at the GADE Reception at the Annual Conference of the Society of Social Work and Research.

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Recent Awardees



2023: Pushing Us Out? Assessing the Needs of Academic Parents in Social Work Doctoral Education
Project Leads: Gabrielle Aquino-Adriatico (University of Houston), Joanna La Torre (University of Washington), Gabriela Mohr (University of Houston), and Jessica Ramirez (University of Washington).

Aquino-Adriatico et al.'s proposal seeks to 1) Survey pregnant individuals, birthing parents, and/or caregivers of children under five years old enrolled in social work doctoral programs to learn about their experiences with accommodations, support, encouragement, and messaging about pregnancy and postpartum needs; and 2) Utilize data from this assessment to inform social work doctoral education programs of the needs of pregnant individuals, birthing parents, and/or caregivers of children under five years old to affect policies and practices that promote student success and greater inclusivity.


Previous Awardees

2022: Students from Migrant Backgrounds in Doctoral Programs in Social Work: Increasing Access and Creating Conditions for Success
Project Leads: Tanzilya Oren (Fordham University), Agnes N. Nzomene Kahouo Foda (University of South Carolina), and Maryam Rafieifar (Florida International University)