Katherine A. Kendall Advisory Board Volunteers


The Katherine A. Kendall Institute (Kendall Institute) for International Social Work Education prepares educators, researchers, students, and practitioners for an increasingly global community through its programs and initiatives. Established with contributions to an endowment in honor of international social work icon Dr. Katherine A. Kendall, the Kendall Institute promotes standards of excellence for international social work to integrate related concepts into social work curricula and seeks to enrich perspectives, understandings, collaboration, and networking within the social work community. Learn more at the Kendall Institute webpage.


Perks of Becoming a Kendall Institute Advisory Board Member 

  • Enhance your own professional development  

  • Join a community of individuals passionate about international social work.  

  • Contribute to the international social work education at the national association for social work education.  

  • Learn about new, innovative, and promising international social work education projects and initiatives 

  • Receive annual letter of recognition for service 


Primary Functions  

The primary objective of the Kendall Institute Advisory Board is to advice CSWE’s use of Kendall endowment funds to support the international goals and activities of CSWE. The Kendall Institute Advisory Board collaborates the CSWE Commission on Global Social Work Education and its Councils and with international social work associations to support KAKI projects. 

Advisory Board Meetings 

Members of the Kendall Institute Advisory Board are expected to attend meetings to be held at least twice a year: 1) one in-person meeting during the CSWE Annual Program Meeting pending the availability of APM conference space and 2) an in-person or conference call in the spring.  

Grant Application Review  

CSWE administers social work faculty grants for international scholars through a Kendall Institute grant program to fund international social work activities. Kendall Institute advisory board members review and has applications and make recommendations on fellowship funding that aligns promotes excellence for international social work.  



Kendall Institute Advisory Board members must: 

  • Be a full- or part-time social work faculty member at a CSWE-accredited or candidate social work program

  • Possess an interest and focus in international social work and integrating its concepts in social work education

  • Willingness and availability to attend KAKI meetings and to review KAKI fellowship applications 

  • Maintain active CSWE memberships (included for faculty and administrators of CSWE member programs) 



Applicants who are eligible and interested must complete the application through the online application portal. Applications are open each spring. Within the application portal, applicants will respond to a brief set of questions (including a statement of interest); and upload their CV. 


CSWE will evaluate applications based on applicant qualifications and to ensure a diverse and well-rounded group of volunteers considering CSWE’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy Statement. 

Applicants will be notified of a decision by mid-June. Kendall Institute Advisory Board members are appointed to terms of 3-year terms of service, with the option to renew their appointment at the expiration of the term. 


For more information, visit the Kendall Institute webpage. If you have questions, please contact [email protected].