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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression Scholarship Award

The CSWE Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (CSOGIE) Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Scholarship Award recognizes scholarship that contributes to knowledge about sexual orientation and gender identity and expression; the individual and systemic issues associated with these topics; the development of social work curriculum materials and faculty growth opportunities relevant to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression; and the experiences of individuals who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and/or two-spirit. 

SOGIE Award Requirements

CSWE members are invited to submit relevant scholarly papers for consideration. CSOGIE particularly encourages submission of manuscripts that do the following:

  • Further the development and availability of social work education curriculum materials related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression
  • Provide faculty development opportunities related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression
  • Identify and critically analyze policies, procedures, or activities that impede full and affirming participation in CSWE and social work education of students and faculty members who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or two-spirit
  • Facilitate development of leadership in faculty members who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or two-spirit
  • Advance knowledge of affirming, innovative, and effective social work practices and educational models related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression
  • Explore ethics and social justice for social work practice with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or two-spirit individuals
  • Address historical aspects of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression in the social work profession
  • Promote strategies for understanding the intersections of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression with race, class, culture, disability, age, and other identities
  • Explore international aspects of social welfare for persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and expression

Please supply

  • a copy of your scholarly paper as a Word document with all identifying information removed, including references to location and institutional affiliation; and
  • a separate title page showing the name, credentials, affiliation, and e-mail addresses of all authors and identifying the corresponding author.

At least one author of the paper must attend the award presentation during the LGBT Caucus/CSOGIE Reception at the 2021 CSWE Annual Program Meeting. 

The 2021 cycle is closed. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Review the FAQ page to learn more about the SOGIE Scholarship Award.