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SSWR 2021 Call for Papers Deadline Extended to April 30!

SSWR has extended the 2021 conference abstract submission deadline from April 15, 2020 to April 30, 2020. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact our lives, we know that our members are dealing with multiple, unexpected demands of time, both professional and family. We hope that this additional time to submit your abstract will be helpful.


A Professional Membership Society for Social Work Researchers

The Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), founded in 1993, is a non‐profit, professional membership organization. SSWR supports social workers, social welfare professionals, social work students, social work faculty and researchers in related fields.

If you have any questions, please contact the SSWR administrative office at info@sswr.org or 703-352-7797.



SSWR 25th Annual Conference Anniversary Celebration
Social Work Science for Social Change
January 20-24, 2021
Hilton San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, USA

2021 Call for Papers


SSWR and GADE Job Market Webinar Series

Liz Aparicio of the SSWR Research Capacity Development Committee (RCDC) is coordinating the Job Market Webinar Series, in collaboration with GADE President Mo Yee Lee, SSWR Board Member Jenn Bellamy, Laura Abrams, and Liz Lightfoot . The Job Market Webinar Series aims to support early career social work researchers as they consider how to apply their many skills to multiple markets in order to maximize social work research across sectors. Both webinars will be recorded for distribution to SSWR and GADE members. [Learn more.]

SSWR 2020 Invited Talks Now on YouTube

To watch the videos of the presidential plenary, plenary sessions, invited symposia, and Brief and Brilliant talks, go to our online playlist.

Follow SSWR on Twitter!

Stay up to date with SSWR announcements – Follow SSWR on Twitter at @SSWRorg. [Follow SSWR]


SSWR 2020 Call for Board Nominations

Strong and committed leadership is essential to SSWR’s ongoing success. Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for inclusion on the next election ballot for the SSWR Board of Directors. Nominations are now open for the following positions for the governance year commencing February 1, 2021: One president-elect, one vice president-elect, and two directors-at-large. Nomination deadline: 9/28/2020. [read more]

Policy Briefs: SSWR PhD Student Traineeship in Research Communication Program

Now available! Eight policy briefs on social work research: US Census Burau Data; Campuses & Dating Violence; Opioid Addiction; Ending Cash Bail; Childhood Mental Health Systems; and Eating Disorders among Boys and Men. [read more]

2020 Summary of Actions Taken: policy statements, sponsorship, sign-on letters

[Learn more about SSWR’s 2020 Summary of Actions Taken: policy statements, sponsorship, sign-on letters]


SSWR Anti-Harassment Policy and Code of Ethics

All members and conference attendees please see the SSWR Anti-Harassment Policy and SSWR Code of Ethics. Learn More

JSSWR Journal

The Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research is a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to presenting innovative, rigorous original research on social problems, intervention programs, and policies. [view more]

The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation

Doctoral Dissertation Grant Program (Fahs-Beck Scholars) and Faculty/Post-Doctoral Grant Program (Fahs-Beck Fellows). For details, [click here]