Registration for SSWR 2020 Now Open!

Online registration is now open for SSWR 2020. Please note early bird registration ends December 6, 2019.


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 24th Annual Conference
Reduce Racial and Economic Inequality
January 15-19, 2020
Marriott Marquis
Washington, DC



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Online Registration for SSWR 2020 Now Open

Online registration is now open for SSWR 2020. Please note early bird registration ends December 6, 2019. [Register Now]

Watch Brief and Brilliant Presentations at SSWR 2019

Leading social work scholars engaged the audience through TedX-style talks using images, story-telling and media. Each speaker completed the statement “I dream a world…” to share the most important ideas facing social work research and practice. Sponsored by: University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work. [Watch here]


Call for Applications, PT Doctoral Student Social Media Coordinator, Application Deadline: November 25

The Society for Social Work and Research is hiring a part-time Social Media Coordinator. The position of Social Media Coordinator is an outcome of SSWR’s Strategic Plan, II. Strategic Priorities, 4. Communication and Dissemination. [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) with deadlines of April 1 and November 1. For details, [click here]


SSWR Governance Updates – we need your votes!

October 22, 2019. To all 2019 SSWR members – you should receive an email from announcement@associationvoting.com “SSWR Governance Action Item. Please cast your Proxy by 11/9/2019.” The SSWR Board of Directors has submitted two amendments to our governance documents for the SSWR membership to approve: the Certificate of Incorporation and the Bylaws. Please look for this email to access the online voting site. Questions? Please contact info@sswr.org. Thanks in advance for your participation! [Learn more]