GADE Social Work - Awards

GADE Initiative for Cross-Institutional Student Collaboration

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.


The 2023 Call for Applications has closed.


Recent Awardees

2022: Students from Migrant Backgrounds in Doctoral Programs in Social Work: Increasing Access and Creating Conditions for Success


Project Leads
Tanzilya Oren, PhD Candidate in Social Work
Graduate School of Social Service, Fordham University

Agnes N. Nzomene Kahouo Foda, Second-year PhD Student
College of Social Work, University of South Carolina

Maryam Rafieifar, PhD Candidate in Social Welfare
Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University

Goal & Scope of the Initiative
The main goals of the initiative are to highlight and address the specific challenges and issues affecting social work Ph.D. students from migrant backgrounds, especially those with refugee and forced displacement experiences, and to create supportive spaces for current and potential Ph.D. students in social work who are migrants.

Read more about the initiative.