Office of Research and Scholarship (ORS)

Where Vision Meets Opportunity

The University of Connecticut School of Social Work is among the top-ranked schools of social work in the nation and the highest ranked public MSW program in New England. Faculty and administration are committed to maintaining that ranking, continuing the school’s contributions to the profession, and improving its national and international prominence. The Office of Research and Scholarship, under leadership of the Associate Dean for Research, facilitates these efforts by providing a centralized source of research coordination and support within the administration of the school.

Dean’s Research Incentive Award


The purpose of the Dean’s Research Incentive Award is to enhance research activity in the School of Social Work. The Dean invites applications from faculty who will use the funds for scholarly research that facilitates acquisition of external funds and/or publication in refereed journals.

Dean’s Research Incentive Award – Instructions to Applicants
Dean’s Research Incentive Award 2013 RFP – Revised

ORS Student Newsletter

Current Issue

Volume 1 Issue 2

Archived Issues

Volume 1 Issue 1



Research Goal of the SSW Academic Plan 2009 – 2014:

Increase the quantity and visibility of quality social work research and scholarship to benefit the profession, the university, the community, the state, the nation and the world.


  • Strengthen the school’s research infrastructure and increase the extramural funding portfolio.
  • Cultivate focused areas of research excellence.
  • Intensify efforts to translate research knowledge into best practices.
  • Increase capacity for publication and other scholarly activity by faculty at all ranks.

The Office of Research & Scholarship provides a broad array of pre- and post-award services designed to expand the research, scholarship and external funding portfolio of the School of Social Work. For a description of each of the services and resources provided by ORS, click on the link provided in the column to the right. Several resources may be accessed directly via this webpage or through embedded links. For all other services, please contact ORS directly.

Contact Information

Telephone: (860) 570-9141
School of Social Work
1798 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117

Salome Raheim, PhD, ACSW
Dean and Professor