Current Social Work Students

Doctoral Fellowships

APISWEA Doctoral Fellowship
Asian & Pacific Islander Social Work Educators Association (APISWEA) is a national organization that represents Asian and Pacific Islander (API) social work educators; discusses issues of concern to social work educators and students; and promotes social work education and research of API in the social work context.

CSWE-SSWR-GADE Social Work Doctoral Student Policy Fellowship
The fellowship aims to create an opportunity for doctoral students to make a stronger link between their research and policy; expose social work researchers 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.

CSWE Minority Fellowship Program
The CSWE 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 the number of individuals trained to work with underrepresented and underserved racial/ethnic minority persons with or at risk for mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.

NASW Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship
The Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship Program provides partial support to social work doctoral candidates who are engaged in dissertation research in welfare policy and practice. The fellowship program was established in 1987 as a tribute to Dr. Eileen Blackey, who was the Dean of the University of California-Los Angeles School of Social Welfare and a pioneer in the planning and use of staff development programs in public welfare agencies and in the U.S. Veterans Administration.

NASW Jane Baerwald Aron Doctoral Fellowship Program
The Jane Baerwald Aron Doctoral Fellowship Program provides partial support to social work doctoral candidates who are engaged in dissertation research in health care policy and practice. The fellowship program was established in 1987 as a tribute to Aron, who was a leader in health care policy and education.


Postdoctoral Fellowships

American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellowships
Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) support new investigators in research training programs to to position them for independent careers in cancer research. As part of their evaluation, peer reviewers consider how well the fellowship will broaden the applicant’s research training and experience.

Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program
The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program offers two different tracks for individual placement: (1) a residential track that includes a nine-to-12-month placement in Washington, D.C. or at a state agency (as a legislative assistant in Congress, a professional staff member in an executive branch agency or in a policy organization); (2) a non-residential track that includes a health policy project and brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites.  The project may be focused at a global, federal, state, or community level.

University of Colorado Berger Fellowship
The Berger Fellowship is a two-year endowed, postdoctoral research fellowship designed to support the career development of professionals who want to become independent investigators in the field of child maltreatment or child welfare.


Grants & Other Programs

Child Well-Being Research Network
The Child Well-Being Research Network is a community of researchers that builds upon the strong connections of the charter members—the 120 Doris Duke Fellows. The Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being were offered by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago from 2010-2020, with generous funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Child Well-Being Research Network Research to Action Grants
The Research to Action (R2A) Grants are an opportunity for teams of researchers and their policy or practice partners to receive up to $80,000 to design and implement an applied research, translation, and dissemination project that focuses on a child well-being policy or practice question.

Russell Sage Foundation Dissertation Research Grants
The Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) has established a dissertation research grants (DRG) program to support innovative and high-quality dissertation research projects that address questions relevant to RSF’s priority areas: Behavioral Science and Decision Making in Context; Future of Work; Race, Ethnicity and Immigration; Immigration and Immigrant Integration; and Social, Political, and Economic Inequality. Proposed projects must be closely aligned with the funding priorities listed on the RSF website for any of these areas, contribute to RSF’s mission to improve social and living conditions in the U.S., and demonstrate appropriate use of relevant theory, innovative data, rigorous research methods, and measures.