Research

Research & Scholarship at the School of Social Work

Faculty and graduate students at the UConn School of Social Work conduct research and scholarly work to inform social policy and create knowledge for the future of the profession. Research at the school spans a range of topics: child welfare, violence and trauma, mental health and substance misuse, political participation, and human rights at home and internationally. Utilizing state-of-the-art quantitative and qualitative methods, faculty and graduate students investigate issues here in Connecticut, as well as elsewhere in the United States and abroad.

In addition, the school works alongside various Connecticut state agencies including the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the Office of Early Childhood to conduct research and evaluation projects to advance our community's response to some of the most pressing issues in social work today.

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The Office of Research and Scholarship

Under the direction of Dr. Michael Fendrich, Associate Dean for Research, the UConn School of Social Work's Office of Research & Scholarship (ORS) aims to support faculty in the conduct of both basic and applied research with the following vision and goals:

Vision

The UConn School of Social Work’s Office of Research and Scholarship promotes the integration of research and scholarship with the core values of the school. ORS is committed to supporting research and scholarship that serves as an engine of growth for the State of Connecticut.  We foster research and scholarship that informs policy and practice and that prioritizes diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Goals

  • Promote and expand research and scholarship activities in collaboration with School of Social Work students, faculty, and staff.
  • Connect the school community with extramural support opportunities.
  • Raise the UConn SSW research and scholarship profile.
  • Assist members of the SSW community with the grants management process (both at submission and after awards are obtained).
  • Foster engagement and collaborations between the SSW community members and other scholars, agencies, organizations, and communities.

Questions? Please contact Lindsay Wessell in the Office of Research & Scholarship at Lindsay.Wessell@uconn.edu.


*** The University of Connecticut School of Social Work and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services' Research Division are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on multiple federally and state funded projects largely focused on behavioral health program evaluations. For a full job description, click hereFor more information on the school's partnership with CT DMHAS, visit our State of Connecticut Partnerships page.

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    Research Advisory: COVID-19

    The Office of Research & Scholarship (ORS) is posting the following advisory in an effort to keep faculty and staff at the School of Social Work up-to-date on the impact COVID-19 may have on current and future research projects:

    ORS will continue to update this section with pertinent information as it becomes available. If you receive information from a funder or funders that you would like to include here to help support colleagues, please send it to Lindsay Wessell at Lindsay.Wessell@uconn.edu.

    Funding Resources & Guidance

      UConn Grant Preparation & Submission Guidance

      UConn Sponsored Program Services: An Overview

      UConn Sponsored Program Services Website

      Sponsored Program Services: Pre-Award Information

      Sponsored Program Services: Post-Award Information

      Sponsored Program Services: Policies & Procedures

      UConn Funding Resources

      UConn Library Grants Guide

      UConn Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) Internal Funding Opportunities

      UConn Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) Seed Grants and Awards

      Federal Funding Opportunities

      Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

      Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

      Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

      National Science Foundation (NSF Funding)

      Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

      NIH Funding Resources for Social Work Research

      Guidance on Submitting NIH Grants for UConn School of Social Work Faculty

      Non-Federal Funding Opportunities

      American Education Research Association

      Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

      Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation

      Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy

      New York Community Trust

      Social Work Resource Network (SWRnet)

      The Wenner-Gren Foundation

      PhD Dissertation Research Funding

      NSF: SBE Dissertation Awards (Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences)

      NIJ: Graduate Research Fellowship Program in Social & Behavioral Sciences

      Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program

      Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well Being

      Ph.D. External Funding Opportunities

      Minority

      CSWE Minority Fellowship Program for Doctoral Students
      Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research
      Research Scholars Program

      General Research and Dissertation

      CSWE Scholarships and Fellowships
      CSWE Student Funding Opportunities Database
      Gilder Lehrman Fellowships
      Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships
      NASW Foundation National Scholarship and Fellowship Programs
      Ford Foundation

      Healthcare

      Doctoral Training Grants in Oncology Social Work
      Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program
      Geriatric Social Work Initiative
      Health and Aging Policy Fellowship
      Jane B. Aron Doctoral Fellowship
      Social Work HEALS Fellowships

      Policy

      Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship
      Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy

      Education

      GADE Student Award for Teaching in Social Work
      GADE Student Award for Leadership & Service
      Minority Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research

      Science

      GADE Student Award for Social Work 

      Research

      NSF: SBE Dissertation Awards (Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences)

      Criminal Justice

      Graduate Research Fellowship Program in the Social and Behavioral Sciences