International Fellowship Program

The International Fellowship Program was developed to meet the goals of CSWE  Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education to encourage and facilitate international partnerships among social work faculty worldwide and to promote international social work education and practice. The following is the policy statement and guidelines regarding the International Fellowship Program.

General Guidelines

With the International Fellowship Program, the Kendall Institute seeks to encourage international partnerships in program development and research by faculty worldwide and to promote international social work education and practice. The International Fellows will work with CSWE on Kendall Institute priorities, attend conferences, and conduct lectures as a visiting scholar.


Applicants must be a faculty member or researcher from a social work program or institution. Applicants may be a faculty member from any social work program worldwide with an interest in international social work education. Preference, however, will be given to applicants from outside the United States.


The normal tenure for International Fellows is three (3) to six (6) months.


Applications must be received at the Kendall Institute office by June 1, 2011. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. It is the responsibility of the applicant to have the completed application in the mail in adequate time for delivery by the deadline. Successful applicants will be notified two (2) months after the application deadline.

Selection Criteria

Preference for the International Fellowship Program is given to faculty members from outside the United States. Fellowship applications undergo rigorous evaluation procedures to ensure that the fellowships are consistent with Kendall Institute priorities and/or will make a substantial contribution to international social work education. The Selection Committee is composed of the Kendall Institute Advisory Board and CSWE Global Commission members who judge the application’s suitability based on the quality and relevance of the project to international social work education. The program does not provide written or verbal critiques of applications. Fellows are selected without regard to age, race, religion, gender, geographic or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

Application Information

Please see the Fellowship Guidelines and International Fellowship Program Application (MS Word) (PDF) for more information.

For further information about the Katherine A. Kendall International Fellowship Program, please e-mail us.