2021 Grantees

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is pleased to announce the grantees for the sixth cycle of the Katherine A. Kendall Institute for International Social Work Education grant program. Grantees were selected based on their innovative projects that demonstrated sustainability, transferability, and potential to advance the field of international social work education. 

This year's grantees and projects are as follows:

Boston College

Interdisciplinary Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance: Gender-Based Violence  

Project Lead: Thomas Crea  

This project seeks to develop an innovative online interdisciplinary certificate in humanitarian assistance and create a module on gender-based violence with the hopes of preparing students for effective global work in the humanitarian aid and development sectors.  

California State University, Stanislaus

Cultivating Cultural Awareness and Global Consciousness Through Internationalization and Decolonization of Social Work Curriculum  

Project lead: Sevaughn Banks  

This project aims to bring global context into U.S. social work classrooms through the development of international social work education materials and curricula–case studies, virtual tours, and virtual learning communities.  

Southern Illinois University

Virtual Reality Training and Education for Global Social Work Practice  

Project lead: Elaine T. Jurkowski  

The project seeks to expose social work and other students to cultural global social work practice and enhance cultural relevance of social work education using virtual reality technology.  

State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Global Social Action Consortium  

Project lead: Julie Richards  

This project employs a three-tiered approach to strengthen and relocate international social work education and practice that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and empowerment in the social work curriculum.  

University of Michigan

Dialogues Between Global North and Global South  

Project lead: Cristina B. Bares  

This project seeks to increase cultural competence and intergroup dialogue among graduate students in two institutions—one from the United States, the other from India— through cross exposure to instructors, fellow graduate students, and locally relevant knowledge.