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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


Please Join Us! Congressional Briefing – Black Lives Matter: Social Work and the Future of Policing

Date: 6/30/2020, 2:00-3:30 pm, EST
Location: Virtual Congressional Briefing

The event is sponsored by the Center for Social Development (CSD) at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) in conjunction with the offices of Rep. Barbara Lee, MSW (D-CA-13), Chair of the Congressional Social Work Caucus; and Rep. Karen Bass, MSW (D-CA-37). Learn More.

JSSWR Early Career Reviewer Program: Request for Applications

The Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research (JSSWR) Early Career Reviewer Program aims to 1) provide mentoring to early career researchers to enhance their skills as reviewers of journal manuscripts, and 2) expand the journal’s pool of qualified manuscript reviewers. Deadline: June 30, 2020. 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 Call and Commitment to Ending Police Brutality, Racial injustice, and White Supremacy

On behalf of the members of the Society for Social Work and Research, we write our Call and Commitment to Ending Police Brutality, Racial injustice, and White Supremacy. [read more]

SSWR Solidarity Amidst COVID-19

On behalf of the SSWR Board of Directors, we are saddened collectively by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that is causing incredible ruin across our country and the world. As social work scholars and scientists, we know that our work has never been more important. [read more]

January 15, 2020. SSWR open-letter to Congress, Poverty and Racism: Social Work Science for Action

Please see the open-letter to Congress written on behalf of the SSWR Board of Directors. We will be sending the letter to The Honorable Nancy Pelosi. We encourage you to send the letter to your congressional representatives.[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]


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

Social Work Doctoral Student Policy Forum in Washington, DC. Application Deadline: 3/6/2020

The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR), and Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) are pleased to announce the inaugural Social Work Doctoral Student Policy Forum. This collaborative effort was designed to create a unique opportunity for doctoral students to connect social work research with policy making in Washington, DC. The application deadline is Friday, March 6, 2020.

Click here for more information on the application process.