The Council on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Expression (CSOGIE) and the Council on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity (CRECD) present the Two-Spirit, Queer, and Trans People of Color (2-QTPOC) Award.

Award Requirements

The nominee’s contributions could be significant and outstanding peer-reviewed scholarship that enriches the knowledge-base of Two-Spirit, Queer and/or Trans People of Color (2-QTPOC) communities, their needs, and effective interventions; an activity or program that fosters or sustains a positive and inclusive culture and climate for 2-QTPOC communities in social work education; and/or mentorship of 2-QTPOC faculty members and/or students.

Given that this award is designated to highlight an area of social work scholarship that has been historically and systematically marginalized, applicants who self-identify as LGBTQ+ persons of color or two-spirit persons are encouraged to apply. An application consists of the following:

  • A nomination or self-nomination letter that provides details about specific contributions of the nominee’s teaching/mentorship, research, and/or service in areas that affect 2-QTPOC communities
  • The nominee’s curriculum vitae
  • At least one letter of support

Nominees must be a CSWE member, social work scholar, educator, and/or mentor to be eligible for this award. To check your membership status, or link your membership your social work program visit CSWE Membership and click Link to Program/Join CSWE.
At least two members of CRECD and two members of CSOGIE will review the nominations and select the awardee. Biographical information and a photo of the awardee will appear on the CSWE website and may be included in the Annual Program Meeting (APM) Final Program, if space permits. 


This award includes a $500 honorarium, which will be included in the APM sponsorship package. 


The call for nominations is now closed. Please check back soon for the list of awardees.