2024 Doctoral Student Travel Award Program

The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) Doctoral Student Travel Award Program is now accepting applications for the 2024 Annual Conference, January 10-14, 2024, in Washington, DC. Applications are due Friday, November 20, 2023, by 11:59 PM EST.

Program Purpose: The SSWR Doctoral Student Travel Award Program is designed to increase the diversity of doctoral student presenters from underrepresented groups by assisting in their ability to attend and present their work at the SSWR Annual Conference with a travel stipend and a complimentary conference registration.

Eligibility: Applicants must: 1) be currently enrolled doctoral students and 2) have received an abstract acceptance as a presenting author for the 2024 SSWR conference. In the application, applicants must also identify as a member of a historically underrepresented racial/ethnic group, be a first-generation college student, and/or identify as a member of another disadvantaged group. All eligible applicants must demonstrate a current and significant financial hardship or special circumstances that may adversely impact attendance at the 2024 SSWR conference. Awardees will be selected by the SSWR Research Capacity Development Committee (RCDC).

Awards: Up to 30 travel stipends of $500 each will be distributed at the conference check-in. Stipends are intended to defray costs associated with being a presenter at the 2024 Annual Conference (such as airfare, ground travel, hotel, meals, etc.). Conference registration will be covered for all recipients of the travel stipend.

Application Process: Applications must be completed online. The final question in the online application will require you to upload your current CV as a PDF file. You must name your PDF in this format: SSWRDocStuTravel_last name_first name.

To apply, CLICK HERE. Deadline: Wednesday, November 20, 2023 by 11:59 PM EST.

Questions? Please contact Kristen Reamy, at kristen@sswr.org.

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