Carl A. Scott Memorial Lecture Series

Call for Nominations Now Open
Deadline: 5:00 pm EDT on March 16, 2018


In recognition of Carl A. Scott's ground-breaking contributions to CSWE and the profession of social work, the Carl A. Scott Memorial Lecture was established to continue the legacy of equity and social justice in social work through building knowledge and furthering the well-being of individuals and their communities. A list of the previous Carl A. Scott Memorial lecturers is available here.

This year’s lecture will be given at the 2018 Annual Program Meeting in Orlando, Florida. In keeping with the tradition of the lecture series, nominees should be individuals who contribute to the development of knowledge, practice, and service effectiveness designed to promote diversity and social and economic justice and further community and individual well-being.
The CSWE Commission on Diversity and Social and Economic Justice will review all submissions based on the selection criteria listed below. Nominations should come from current CSWE members, but nominees do not have to be CSWE members. No self-nominations will be accepted. Conference registration, transportation, and a 2-night hotel stay will be provided for the presenter, as well as a $1,000 speaking honorarium and a plaque. The selected individual will be contacted for an abstract prior to the 2018 APM.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on each nominee’s body of scholarly work, which should demonstrate

  • accomplishments consistent with the values of social work education, research, and practice;
  • a focus on equity, diversity, and social and economic justice;
  • a seminal contribution to human rights in social work education and/or practice;
  • attention to critical issues of our time; and 
  • demonstrate a connection to the conference theme, "Expanding Interprofessional Education to Achieve Social Justice."

Submission Process

Submit nomination here! Please note, the application will require you to complete form fields and upload a cover letter and your nominees CV.  Emailed and incomplete nominations will not be accepted.

All nomination submissions must include the following:

  1. Nominator and nominee information
  2. Proposed topic for lecture (limit to 12 words)
  3. A letter indicating how the nominee meets selection criteria specifically relating to knowledge about and awareness of oppression and experiences of marginalized and underrepresented groups and intersectionality, as related to research, teaching, and practice (max 2 pages)
  4. Nominee's current curriculum vitae


Should you have additional questions, please send them to or call +1.703.519.2079.