2018 Disability Manuscript Award

The CSWE Council on Disability and Persons With Disabilities (CDPD) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its Fifth Annual Disability Manuscript Award. The award recognizes scholarship that contributes to knowledge about disability; full participation of persons with disabilities; social, political, and economic issues related to disability and persons with disabilities; and social work education curriculum materials focused on disability and persons with disabilities.

All 2018 CSWE Annual Program Meeting (APM) presenters with an accepted oral presentation, interactive poster, or interactive workshop presenters are invited to submit relevant scholarly papers for consideration. CDPD particularly encourages submission of manuscripts that do the following:

•    Are consistent with the CDPD mission
•    Use appropriate methodology
•    Include well-developed applications to social work practice or policy
•    Include clear implications for social work education
•    Demonstrate a significant impact on the disability field and persons with disabilities through publication or other means
•    Are innovative in overall concepts and purpose

To apply for the Disability Manuscript Award, submit the items meeting the awards criteria to Andrea Bediako, CDPD staff liaison at abediako@cswe.org by 5:00 pm (EST) on Friday June 29, 2018:

•    A copy of your scholarly manuscript as a Word document with all identifying information removed
•    A separate title page showing the name, credentials, affiliation, and e-mail addresses of all authors.

Only scholarly papers based on an oral presentation, interactive poster, or interactive workshop presentations accepted for the 2018 CSWE APM that fit the purpose of this award will be considered. Papers authored by any recipient of the Disability Manuscript Award within the last 3 years will not be considered. At least two CDPD members will complete blind reviews of the papers, and winners will be notified in late July/early August. Biographical information and photos of the winners will appear on the CSWE website and may be included in the APM final program, if space and time permit. At least one author of the paper must agree to attend the award presentation during the CDPD community meeting at the 2018 APM in Orlando, FL.