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 19-22, 2021
Virtual Conference

Read Message from SSWR President Luis Zayas to SSWR Membership


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]