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Published on Thursday, September 14, 2023

2024 Award Nominations & Collaboration Grant Application Now Open

GADE Community,

On behalf of the GADE Board of Directors and Awards Committee, I am excited to announce that nominations are now open for the 2024 GADE Awards and Initiative for Cross-Institutional Student Collaboration that will be presented at the 2024 Society for Social Work Research (SSWR) Annual Conference in January. Award nominations and applications are due by October 31, 2023. 

The Donna Harrington Faculty Award for Excellence in Mentoring of Doctoral Students is given to a current or retired faculty member who has a sustained and demonstrable record of exemplary commitment to and achievement of excellence, innovation, and effectiveness in mentoring of doctoral students and creating an environment that is inclusive and supportive of diverse doctoral students from underrepresented communities.

A new award, the Faculty Award for Early Career Achievement in Social Work Doctoral Education is given to an early career faculty member at a member institution who has made significant contributions to doctoral education through teaching, mentoring, service, and/or leadership.
The Student Award for Social Work Research is given to a doctoral student or a collaborative group of students, whose published (or in press) scholarship advances scientific inquiry in social work or social welfare.

The Initiative for Cross-Institutional Student Collaboration is a grant mechanism designed to engage students across universities around social work doctoral education topics, with an emphasis on centering student roles, leadership, and perspectives.
Please see for further information on these awards or grant. Should you have questions, please reach out to me at any time.
In Service,

Anne Williford, PhD
Awards Committee Chair
Board of Directors
Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work


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