Awards

Commission and Council Awards

Every year CSWE commissions and councils honor and celebrate social work scholars, students, and educators for their contributions to social work and social work education. The application cycles for all CSWE commission and council awards for the 2024 Annual Program Meeting (APM) will follow the same schedule.

CSWE membership is an eligibility requirement for all commission and council awards. To check your membership status, or link your membership your social work program visit CSWE Membership and click Link to Program/Join CSWE.
 

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

Two-Spirit, Queer, and Trans People of Color (2-QTPOC) Social Work Impact Award

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. This award recognizes and honors an outstanding midcareer or senior social work scholar who has made significant and outstanding contributions to the field of social work through research or education in the topical areas that affect two-spirit, queer, and trans people of color (2-QTPOC) communities. View eligibility criteria and more information here.
 

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression Scholarship (SOGIE) Award

Presented by the Council on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression (CSOGIE), this 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. View eligibility criteria and more information here.
 

Community Partnership Action Award

Presented by Commission for Diversity and Social & Economic Justice, this award honors the contributions of schools and departments of social work and social work students (BSW, MSW, PhD, or DSW) in advancing community partnership action. A community is broadly defined as a self-organized network of people with a common agenda, cause, or interest and is not limited by physical location. An invitation to apply is extended to all CSWE-accredited social work programs and social work students. View eligibility criteria and more information here.
 

CORSW Community Impact Award

Presented by Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education (CORSW), this award recognizes community praxis that is shaped through the process of social work education and exemplifies the values of feminist leadership models in social work education. View eligibility criteria and more information here.
 

CORSW Feminist Manuscript Award

Presented by the Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education (CORSW), The CORSW Feminist Manuscript Award is a awarded to a submitted Annual Program Meeting (APM) proposal that draws upon feminist and womanist theory, research methods, and/or educational and practice perspectives are welcome. With a clear focus and centering of the feminisms, including Womanist and Xicanism perspectives, topics may include innovative and effective social work practices and educational models, histories of women in social work practice and education, application of feminist theories and methods to diverse populations, and more. View eligibility criteria and more information here.
 

CORSW Student Feminist Manuscript Award

Presented by the Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education (CORSW), The CORSW Student Feminist Manuscript Award will be given to an accepted Annual Program Meeting (APM) proposal (paper, poster, or roundtable) that is written by a BSW and/or a MSW student as the lead author (whether written and submitted solo or as part of a team). The proposal must show that the work advances feminist knowledge and is written by a scholar who shows an understanding of and dedication to the feminisms as it pertains to social work theory, research, practice, policy, and education. View eligibility criteria and more information here.
 

CORSW Feminist Scholar Award

Presented by the Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education (CORSW), The CORSW Feminist Scholar Award annually honors a feminist scholar and a feminist manuscript awardee who have advanced feminist knowledge as it pertains to social work theory, research, practice, policy, and education. View eligibility criteria and more information here.
 

CORSW Violence Against Women and Children Manuscript Award

Presented by the Council on the Role and Status of Women in Social Work Education (CORSW), the purpose of the Violence Against Women and Children Manuscript Award is to recognize outstanding scholarship of early career social work educators who most advance feminist knowledge regarding violence against women and children. View eligibility criteria and more information here.
 

Council on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity (CRECD) Award

Presented by the Council on Racial, Ethnic, and Cultural Diversity (CRECD), this award recognizes doctoral students and junior faculty members with outstanding scholarship in the areas of racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity in social work education. Two awards will be given to doctoral students or junior faculty members (faculty members who have completed a doctorate within the last 7 years). View eligibility criteria and more information here.
 

Disability Manuscript Award

Presented by the Council on Disability and Person With Disabilities (CDPD), this 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. View eligibility criteria and more information here.
 

Partners in Advancing International Education (PIE) Awards (Individual, Organization, and Student)

Presented by the Commission on Global Social Work Education (CGSWE), these awards honor the contribution of social work faculty members, social work students (BSW, MSW, or PhD), and organizations as partners in advancing education for international social work. The PIE Awards are given in recognition of conceptual, curricular, and programmatic innovations in education for international social work. View eligibility criteria and more information here.